David Pleat has expressed his delight over the recent form shown by central defender Gary Doherty.
'Doc', a peripheral figure last season, has forced his way back into the first team thinking since David's spell as caretaker boss began and the Republic of Ireland international has started the games against Leicester, West Ham, Bolton and Manchester City.
He has certainly impressed David with his contribution.
"I am very pleased with Doherty," he stated. "He was excellent against Man City, excellent against West Ham and the same against Leicester - three games where he played very well defensively and was right at the heart of it.
"He is getting back to his best and getting better and better with each game. We'll be pushing him all the way."