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Doherty: Wolves can win the FA Cup

Matt Doherty is convinced Wolves can win the FA Cup.

The club’s longest-serving player expressed the huge belief in the squad after the famous 2-1 win over Manchester United in the quarter-finals that has earned Nuno Espirito Santo’s side a trip to Wembley against Watford on April 7.

The 27-year-old wing back is currently with the Ireland squad for Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualifier away to Gilbraltar while preparations at Molineux are under way to start selling the 33,000 tickets for Wembley on Saturday.

Doherty believes Wolves can end their 59-year wait to lift the Cup.

We could win the the FA Cup – and there’s a pretty good chance we could do that – but we have to beat Watford first and they’ve beaten us already this season,” said Doherty.

We know that’s going to be a difficult game but the way we’re playing at the moment, we’d back ourselves to beat anyone.

We’re seventh in the league, semi-final of the FA Cup, first season in the Premier League so we can’t ask for anything more than that.

Watford are probably looking forward to it as well so it’s going to be a difficult game.”

Quadruple-chasing Manchester City are the favourites to win the Cup and face Brighton in the other semi the day before Wolves play Watford.

Wolves have fared well against the top six this season though, beating United and Liverpool in the Cup, and taking four points off Chelsea and three away to Tottenham, as well as holding City at Molineux and United away.

Doherty reckons they could beat City in a one-off game, should Pep Guardiola’s side prevail.

I know Manchester City are still in there, but we’ve managed to avoid them. I know they’ll be favourites, but we’ve drawn with them this season,” he said.

They beat us at the Etihad, but in the semi-final, it’s a 50-50, one-off, anything is possible and we’ve got a good team, so yes, we’re capable of doing it.

Our record against the top-six teams is pretty good.

We were at home to Manchester United last weekend, so we actually expected to win the game and fortunately we did.

Now we’ve got a big semi-final to look forward to and we’ll expect to win that too.”