At a training camp in Dublin ahead of Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final, Hibs’ manager Pat Fenlon has had words of praise for Matt Doherty.
Having scolded his fellow Dubliner for storming off having been substitued earlier in the season, the former Bohs’ boss said of the 20 year-old: “Matt is a fantastic player and I just hope he grasps what he has,” said Fenlon. “He’s a young player, so he needs to learn the game.”
It’s just as well that Fenlon is happy with Doherty, because his international is most likely not following the right back’s vocal criticism of his omission from the Irish Under 21 squad: “I’m on standby. I think I should be in it (the squad). I don’t know why I am not. After the cup final, my phone is going off. I will take a holiday,” said Doherty.
Doherty, who came up through the ranks at Belevedere and Home Farm, signed for Wolves from Bohemians for £75,000 during the summer of 2010. Following limited first team opportunities at Molineux, he was loaned to Hibs in January, where he has been a regular in the starting line-up.