Born: 16 January 1992 (Dublin, Ireland)
Republic of Ireland international Matt Doherty joined us from Wolverhampon Wanderers in August, 2020.
The right-sided defender conceded 2020/21 was a tough first campaign in our colours, not helped by testing positive for COVID during the season. He made 29 appearances in all competitions, including 17 in the Premier League, as he battled it out for the right-back slot with Serge Aurier and, later in the season, Japhet Tanganga. He started nine of our 13 matches in Europe.
The right-back initially moved to Wolves from League of Ireland side Bohemians in July, 2010, and went on to make over 300 appearances for the Molineux side in all competitions. Following early loan spells at Hibernian and Bury, he was part of two promotions as the team climbed from League One to the Premier League, as well as qualifying for the Europa League in their first season back in the top flight.
A consistent performer, Doherty has missed just seven league matches in the last four seasons. He featured in 95 games in all competitions since Wolves returned to the Premier League in 2018, contributing 15 goals and 15 assists in that time.
Born in Dublin, Doherty has represented the Republic of Ireland at Under-19 and Under-21 levels and won the first of his senior caps in 2018. He'd taken his tally up to 20 senior caps after appearing in friendlies in the summer of 2021.