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Goalscorer Matt Doherty keeps the faith for Wolves

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Goalscorer Matt Doherty today insisted Wolves can stay up if fans and players 'keep the faith.'

Wolves were watched by an impressive travelling army of 2,267 at Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest, while despite the awful results, average home crowds are among the best in the Championship, at over 21,000.

The away supporters cheered the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international's first goal for the club to equalise Henri Lansbury's opener in the 65th minute.

The latter grabbed a second two minutes later then Lewis McGugan sealed an unflattering defeat for the visitors after Stephen Ward was sent off.

Defeat left Dean Saunders' side still fourth bottom of the Championship and out of the drop zone on goal difference before a crunch Molineux collision with relegation rivals Bristol City on Saturday.

And 21-year-old Doherty believes the supporters can make a massive difference.

He said: "The fans have been great supporting us and the amount of people there for an away game was fabulous.

"If they can keep that going, I'm sure we'll be fine and we'll get out of it. We are giving everything we can.

"I think that showed on Saturday with us getting back in it and fighting into the last minutes to get something."

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Doherty summed up the disappointment in the visitors' dressing room afterwards.

He said: "We were gutted to lose. We got back into the game and thought we could win it.

"Everyone in the dressing room thought we had give a good performance – which we did – but also win."

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