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Bully: Matt Doherty is my Wolves player of the year

By Steve Bull | Wolves | Published:

Wolves’ end-of-season awards are rapidly approaching – and we are all eager to see who wins the Player of the Season gong.

In all honesty, you could take your pick from four or five players.

Most people would say Joao Moutinho for his exceptional displays in the middle of the park, but then you have got Conor Coady, who has been a rock at the back, and then Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota, who have been a revelation up front.

Moutinho, Jimenez and Jota are the three who the club have announced are officially in the running for the award.

But, for me, Matt Doherty gets the nod. I think Doherty has been outstanding every single game this campaign and become a top quality player.

His work rate down that right side is unbelievable, and at one point you almost expected him to come up with a goal every game.

He will not end up getting the award at Telford International Centre on Tuesday night, of course, but it would be richly deserved if he did. The fact he is not in the final three shows how far we have come. He is one of many who have taken on Nuno’s advice down to a tee. He looks like he has been playing in the Premier League for years.

But whoever wins it out of Moutinho, Jimenez and Jota, I’ll be there to celebrate what has been a truly fantastic season. All you can do is praise each and every one of them for what they have produced over the past several months.

Before then though, there is a pretty big game! There is nothing riding on it for us after seventh was sealed on Monday night thanks to Manchester City’s victory over Leicester, but facing Liverpool on the final day with them still being able to win the title is really exciting.

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I’ll be going up there with the fans, soaking it all in, so I cannot wait. And I am intrigued to see what team Nuno puts out, whether he goes with his strongest XI.

I am inclined to say he will but, in the same breath, I would not be surprised if one or two are given a rest with a potentially busy summer consisting of a trip to China and possible Europa League qualifiers on the horizon.

Either way, we are all going to enjoy today and if we do get something, it will be a spectacular way to cap off our remarkable return to the top flight.

Steve Bull

By Steve Bull

Wolves legend and the club's record goal scorer

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