Wolves star admits he wants to ’cause a bit of a shock’ in the title race

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Matt Doherty has warned Manchester City that Wolves won’t let their standards slip this weekend despite not having much to play for in the final weeks of the season.

The Old Golds head to the Etihad on Saturday. They’ll be aiming to ’cause a bit of a shock’ by beating City for the second time this season. Gary O’Neil’s side won the reverse fixture 2-1 at the Molineux in September.

A repeat this weekend would be a hammerblow to City’s chances of retaining their crown, and would hand Arsenal the advantage in the title race.

Doherty says Wolves will be ‘pushing hard’ even though they don’t have much to play for

Wolves, have little play for in the final three matches of the season. They have secured Premier League survival but are too far off the European spots to mount a realistic challenge. Yet, that won’t impact Wolves this weekend, insisted Doherty.

The Irishman said: “We’ve got a whole week to prepare for City. We’ve beaten them already this season, so it’s a game we want to be competitive in and cause a bit of a shock at the top of the league.

“It [standards slipping] wouldn’t be allowed. The results haven’t been going for us, but we’re still pushing hard to win the games every time. We’re not on holiday mode or anything like that. There’s plenty for us to play for, personally and as a club.”

Having gone seven without a win in all competitions, Wolves grabbed a much-needed victory last week. They beat Luton Town 2-1 at Molineux.

“It was massive for us,” said Doherty. “No win in seven and we still have aspirations to finish in the top 10, so we knew with two home games and two away games left. We knew the home games were vitally important. We made it a bit close for comfort at the end, more than we needed to, but it was a good win.”

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