After spending the majority of his career in the Championship, there were many doubters who felt that Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Matt Doherty would struggle with the jump up to the Premier League this season.
But the 26-year-old has made a staggering adjustment to the top flight and looks like he’s been in the division for years with his recent displays.
The Irishman played a vital role in promotion from the Championship last season and has slotted in well to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side as a right wing-back.
He has gone from strength to strength so far this season too, scoring one goal and supplying two assists already in the Premier League.
Doherty made his Premier League debut for Wolves back in 2011 against Liverpool and had to wait seven years before another chance in the big time.
The right-sided flyer is certainly not wasting his opportunity and proving he can defend against the very best, as he acclimatises to the top level.
His willingness to continue pushing forward and causing problems in an attacking sense is admirable, something that has made Wolves a breath of fresh air since their promotion.
Doherty has arguably been Wolves’ surprise package so far this year and will hope to continue in the same consistent vein after the international break.