The City Ground

Next Game

N Forest v Wolves

Friday, 03 April 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Molineux Stadium

Last Game

Wolves 2 - 0 Derby

Friday, 20 March 2015, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Doherty must prove his fitness

Matt Doherty faces a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of Wolves' clash with Coventry at Molineux on Saturday.

Last Updated: 15/10/13 at 18:48

Matt Doherty: Faces a race against time

Matt Doherty: Faces a race against time

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The full-back sustained a slight groin strain while representing the Republic of Ireland's Under-21 side in their goalless draw against Romania last Friday.

And, having made an enforced early return to the Black Country, Doherty is now battling to be fit to face the Sky Blues along with Wanderers skipper Sam Ricketts, who is looking to overcome a knee problem which forced him to withdraw from Wales' senior squad altogether.

Wanderers head coach Kenny Jackett told the club's official website: "Doherty's come back early from international duty with a groin injury.

"We don't know how long he's going to be out for and we're hopeful he'll be okay for the weekend, but we'll see.

"It depends on how the week goes for him, but he'll be very close for the weekend anyway as to whether he's fit or not.

"It's not anything major but around about a week is usual for this type of injury.

"He played the first game and reported the groin problem and the Irish FA have sent him back to have treatment here and assess it.

"He did it in the game. We hope he's got enough time to recover. He's got a chance for the weekend but it's going to be very close."

Meanwhile, a strong Wolves side beat Notts County 4-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the club's Compton training ground on Tuesday afternoon.

Bakary Sako opened the scoring early on during a 45-minute run-out, with the fit-again French winger keen to focus on his football after the Nottingham Forest transfer saga and sickness bug which dominated headlines prior to the international break.

Jake Cassidy also bagged a brace for Wanderers while Zeli Ismail chipped in with a penalty.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

European Qualifiers round-up: Wins for Germany, Portugal and Romania

Goals from Marco Reus and Thomas Muller gave Germany victory over Georgia while Portugal beat Serbia to go top of Group I.

Luis Suarez rules out joining any English club but Liverpool

Luis Suarez refused to rule out a return to Liverpool and insists he will never play for another Premier League club.

Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar: Steven Fletcher scores hat-trick in European Qualifier

Gibraltar scored their first competitive goal, but Steven Fletcher's hat-trick helped Scotland win 6-1 at Hampden Park.

Mail Box

FA Refusing To Learn From Germany

We have a postcard from Germany in the Mailbox highlighting how Greg Dyke's quick-fix approach is all wrong. Also, the clamour for Kane, and size matters, apparently...

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company