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Wolves lose Doherty with fears he's out of Euro qualifier

Wolves are waking up to the prospect of beginning their Europa League campaign without influential full-back Matt Doherty.

Doherty has been left out of the travelling squad for the club's tour to China after picking up a knee injury.

It's understood Doherty has suffered a small knee ligament problem, which is set to sideline him for at least three weeks, says Express & Star.

Wolves play on July 25 against either Crusaders or B36 Torshavn at Molineux, with the return leg on August 1.

Should they progress through that, Wolves will play in the third qualifying round first leg on August 8 before their Premier League campaign kicks off on Sunday, August 11 away at Leicester City.

Without Doherty, who scored eight goals and provided a further eight assists last season, Jonny Castro or Adama Traore are Wolves' senior wing-back options.

Traore impressed in the role against Cardiff and Burnley in the second half of last season.

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