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Matt Doherty Wins PFA Fan's Player Of The Month Award

Matt Doherty Wins PFA Fan's Player Of The Month Award
By Gary Connaughton
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Definitely a man in form. Republic of Ireland international Matt Doherty has been voted as the PFA Fan's Player of the Month for September.

Wolves announced the news on the club's website, with the defender beating fellow nominees such as Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling to the award, playing a key part in his side's excellent start to the season.

The midlands club have looked a really good footballing side at times on their return to the Premier League, and Doherty has played a large part in that from his right wing-back slot. He has been a fantastic attacking outlet down the wing, while also more than holding his own defensively.

In four Premier League games during the month of September, he registered two assists and three clean sheets. Wolves picked up 10 points from the four games, with the only blemish on their record being a 1-1 draw away to Manchester United - not exactly a bad result!


Doherty has carried his good form into October, grabbing the winning goal in Saturday's away victory against Crystal Palace. Speaking to local paper The Express & Star, the player said he is in the best form of his career.

I would say I am in the best form of my life because of the standard we are playing at now.

I mean I had some good times when I was playing in the Championship but we are in the Premier League now so to continue that form, the way I am now, yes it has filled me with a lot of confidence and I would say I am probably in the best form of my life.

With the Premier League now on an international break, Doherty has been included in Martin O'Neill's squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League matches.

Doherty's achievements have not been lost among Irish fans, with many questioning how he has not received more playing time in the international side. At a time when the Republic of Ireland squad is bereft of players featuring regularly in the Premier League, it would seem foolish to overlook the former Bohemians man.

O'Neill has previously hinted that the reason he has not featured more under his management is that he does not get forward enough, a claim yesterday rubbished by Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo.


Matt has been doing his job since last season.

He didn't change the way he approaches the competitions and he's doing well. What others think and what others want, I don't really care.

What I want is what he's giving me and giving his team-mates, not only in the offensive part but in defence and set-pieces, because he's a very important player.

With Ireland captain Seamus Coleman missing for the visits of Denmark and Wales over the next week, there is a consensus among Irish fans that Doherty is the man to take the role over Cyrus Christie, and with this latest accolade in tow, it would seem impossible for Martin O'Neill to ignore him any further.

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