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READ | A Good Game To Watch

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08:30 18th March 2017

Matt Doherty is expecting an exciting game of football as Wolves prepare to face Fulham at Craven Cottage later today.

25 goals have been scored in the last five meetings between the two sides and, in the last meeting at Craven Cottage, Wolves ran out 3-0 winners.

Reflecting on recent clashes against Fulham, Doherty said: “It’s been end-to-end, even though we have beaten them at their ground the last couple of seasons.

“They play really attacking, open and good-to-watch football, and we’re quite good on the counter-attack.

“It will be a good game to watch, for the fans and for the neutral. Hopefully we can come out on top.

"We want to get away from the bottom of the table as quickly as we can.

“If the teams around us get a win on Saturday then we’re back to square one again.

“With our win against Brentford I think we’ve brought a lot more teams into it. We’re in 18th and it looks like we’re quite a way off it but it’s still only a few points."

Wolves approach Saturday's game on the back of consecutive league wins, running out 2-1 winners in a dramatic clash at Griffin Park on Tuesday evening.

“Brentford’s not an easy place to go, our record suggests that lately," explained the defender.

“We went one behind and, with seven or eight minutes left, I thought we’ll do well to get something from the game now.

“We had the chances but I thought we’d started to die off a little bit towards the end.

“Then the two quick goals came which we fully deserved, I don’t think anybody can deny us that.

“The manner of the win was great as well, I think that pleased the fans. For a team that passes the ball a lot, we were miles ahead of them in all the stats.

"I don’t think Carl Ikeme had a save to make in the second half, and he barely had one to make in the first half.

“It was a great win considering what had happened at the weekend against Rotherham and the form that we had been in.

“We won on Saturday but it wasn’t a win that got us into any real rhythm or form, it was scrappy. Tuesday was a bit more like it.

“We were really in trouble at one point. And I’m not saying we’re out of it by any means at all, but we were really struggling.

“We haven’t been playing that badly. We haven’t been playing the way our results suggest.

“I think we could be nine or ten points better off but it’s just not fallen for us.

“Fulham is obviously going to be a tough game but, after the week that we’ve had, I really don’t see why we can’t go there and win.

“Then we’ve got a few games at home and you’ve always got to back yourself at home with the fans that we have."

Doherty was an unused substitute during last Saturday's win over Rotherham United and only featured for a couple of minutes away at Reading at the beginning of March.

When asked if he felt his time out of the team had been personally beneficial, the full-back responded: “Obviously the player will say no, they want to play. Over a course of time, if you come out, it does do you good.

“It makes you wonder why you’ve been taken out. If you get a reason then it makes you look at that and try and sort it out within yourself.

“You can recharge your batteries as well. You get a bit of a rest.

“There were times during my run in the team when I felt tired. Especially when it’s Saturday, Tuesday and then cup games as well.

“Saying that, I would still rather play every game, but that’s just every player. Nobody likes being out, even if it is just for a game."

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