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Monday 16 September 2019

Doherty backing Wolves' quest

Wolves’ Matt Doherty
Wolves’ Matt Doherty

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Matt Doherty is on a mission to extend his remarkable journey from the English third tier to the Europa League group stages with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Doherty came into the Wolves team as a regular in 2013 when the club were in League One following two successive relegations. But after promotion to the Championship under Kenny Jackett, the wing-back has emerged as a crucial player in Nuno Espirito Santo's revolution.

Wolves finished seventh in the Premier League last season and are 90 minutes from clinching a place in the Europa League group stages against Torino tonight.

"It would be unbelievable to complete the job, considering where we were a few years ago," Doherty said. "It is a huge opportunity for us. We have the lead and we back ourselves."

Wolves secured a 3-2 win in Turin last week and face the Serie A club at a sold-out Molineux,

Meanwhile, Neil Lennon insists Celtic will go on the front foot and look to seal their Europa League place by killing off AIK Stockholm, who the lead 2-0, tonight.

"We're a front-foot team," the Hoops boss said. "We're not going to ask players to do something alien in the space of two or three days." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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