By Michael Brown

7th Mar, 2020 | 5:30pm

Exclusive: Brown drools over Wolves star who started today - 'They couldn't do it without him'

Michael Brown claims that Wolves could not play their style of play without wing-back Matt Doherty.

The former Sheffield United and Leeds midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that the 28-year-old is exactly what the club need for their counter-attacking style.

The Repulic of Ireland international has been a constant threat for Nuno Espirito Santo, scoring and assisting on a regular basis since the manager’s arrival.

The right-back, who scored last week against Tottenham, was unable to replicate his exploits against Brighton, the two sides playing out a 0-0 draw.

Brown says he has been hugely impressed with how Wolves are able to be successful without the ball and says Doherty is a major part of that.

Brown told Football Insider: “He’s been getting goals, getting in at the back stick, building his confidence and I just think he’s been really, really good, him.

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“I think he’s got a great style. What impresses me about Wolves is how they are able to concede possession but still win games. They couldn’t do it without him.

“It’s a style, a pace and a patience that not everyone can do.” 

Doherty has been a mainstay in the starting XI for Nuno this season, with Saturday’s runout his 38th appearance across all competitions.

He has a total of seven goals and three assists under his belt, having scored eight and set up 10 during the last campaign.

In other Wolves news, Brown is fearing a lengthy layoff for one senior star at Molineux.