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Wolves wing-back Matt Doherty reveals he is still struggling with knee injury

By Rosie Swarbrick | Wolves | Published:

Wolves wing-back Matt Doherty says he is not 100 per cent as he was forced off due to his knee issue in the 1-1 draw at Arsenal.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Matt Doherty receives treatment at The Emirates Stadium, London. Photo credit: Paul Harding/PA Wire.

Doherty has been struggling with a the injury since pre-season but has battled on to start the majority of Wolves’ Premier League games.

The wing-back missed the 3-2 defeat at Everton in September.

Since returning he has stated he has been working towards achieving full-fitness but the defender suffered a set-back at the Emirates.

It is hoped he will still be available for Wolves’ Europa League clash with Slovan Bratislava at Molineux on Thursday and he explained why he could not continue in the 1-1 draw after he fell awkwardly on that knee in the second half.

He said: “It was my right knee, I just fell on it and I just had that strong deflection. The way my knee is at the moment it is not really that good for it.

“Obviously if I could have continued, I would have continued.

“But I just felt like I could not run properly. So it was probably better for me to come off.”

Doherty had numerous chances at the Emirates and the two-goal wing-back is eager to add more goals to his game.

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He said: “I get myself in to forward positions and I just wish I could put it in the net a little bit more than I do.”

The result leaves Wolves six unbeaten in the Premier League and 11th in the table, but it was their seventh draw of the season.

They have lost two and won their other two league games and Doherty sees no issues with the draws.

He said: “We are not losing, which is the main thing, we have drawn games we felt we should possibly be winning but I think we have been doing really well.”

Rosie Swarbrick

By Rosie Swarbrick
@rosieswarb

Wolves correspondent for the Express & Star.

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