Date: 13th January 2020 at 7:57pm
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Wolverhampton Wanderers were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Newcastle United at the weekend and Matt Doherty has been singled out for some harsh criticism from sections of the club’s support. 

The 27-year-old received the lowest performance rating of all Nuno Espirito Santo’s outfield players according to WhoScored.com and therefore it appears the criticism of his performance at the weekend was somewhat justified.

Do Wolves need to replace Matt Doherty this month?

Yes

Yes

No

No

What do we think?

There is no doubt about it, Matt Doherty’s form has taken a bad turn in recent weeks with fans slamming him, but the harsh criticism of a player who has been so key in Wolves’ rise under Nuno Espirito Santo seems a little excessive – having featured 120 times for the Portuguese manager (per Transfermarkt.co.uk).

Doherty joined the club from Bury back in 2013 and since his arrival has developed into a fine player. His rise to the top has seen him capped by the Republic of Ireland seven times to date and since the club’s promotion to the Premier League, he’s often been the subject of much praise.

Perhaps in the long-term, if Wolves are to push on and challenge for bigger and better things, they would need to upgrade in a number of areas, one of which could be the right-wing back position but Nuno will likely be confident his defender has what it takes to re-discover his best form in the very near future.