Doherty | 'There's plenty for us to play for'

Matt Doherty says Wolves’ dressing room wouldn’t allow their standards to slip during the season run-in after victory over Luton Town on Saturday.

The hosts were seven matches without a victory heading into clash with the Hatters, but in that period, generally the results didn’t match the performances. Wolves put it right on Saturday however, with Hee Chan Hwang and Toti on target, and Doherty, who has started five of the last six, was pleased to play his part.

On getting back to winning ways

“It was massive for us. No win in seven and we still have aspirations to finish in the top ten, so we knew with two home games and two away games left, we knew the home games were vitally important. We made it a bit close for comfort at the end, more than we needed to, but it was a good win.

“At home, you want to score goals in front of your fans. You want them to go home happy and give them a good weekend, so all next week they’ll feel good about the team going into the City game. The win doesn’t only affect the changing room, it affects the city and the fans, so it’s going to be a good week.”

On not letting standards slip

“It wouldn’t be allowed. The results haven’t been going for us, but we’re still pushing hard to win the games every time. We’re not on holiday mode or anything like that, there’s plenty for us to play for, personally and as a club. It’s nice to go into the week with a win.”

On getting a run of games.

“It’s what you live for, it’s what you want to do. You want to play as much as you can and I’m enjoying it now. I’ve always enjoyed it, but you enjoy it a bit more when you’re playing. Let’s see what happens now, we’ve got the win and a big game next week.”

On working alongside Semedo

“I think it was natural [to take turns attacking]. It wasn’t a game plan, it was just natural, we were linking together, and we did it against Burnley away, and it worked quite well. We may overplay a little bit, but we’re confident players, we obviously believe in our own ability and each other, so when we give the ball to each other, it’s because we have full confidence in each other.”

On preparing to face City

“We’ve got a whole week to prepare for City. We’ve beaten them already this season, so it’s a game we want to be competitive in and cause a bit of a shock at the top of the league.”