Big 'Doc' was back in reserve action on Wednesday night after a brief illness and with Anthony Gardner suspended and Ledley King unlikely to return from a hamstring injury, he's in the frame to partner Dean Richards at Leicester City.
"I'm not sure what the gaffer will do but the reserves went alright for me, hopefully he'll be pleased and I'll have a chance for Sunday," he pondered.
"Obviously Goran is there as well and there are a few options, so fingers crossed.
"I'm training well and hopefully I'm getting back to my best again.
"There are quality defenders here, I was injured for a while and now it's up to me to get back in. After that, it's all about playing well enough to hold onto a place."
Gary Doherty knows it's all about getting a first team chance and staying in - he's hoping that chance might come on Sunday.