Doidge reminds new manager Ross of a young Lewandowski
JACK ROSS, the Hibernian head coach, believes Christian Doidge is the Easter Road club’s answer to Robert Lewandowski.
A bold claim at first glance, perhaps, but bear with him.
Ross is adamant that Doidge’s canny knack of finding the net at every level from the Welsh amateur ranks with Cwymbran Celtic to the EFL Championship with Bolton left him in no doubt that he would soon hit the goal trail in Scotland.
While it would be churlish to compare Doidge with one of the most prolific attackers of this generation, Ross’s belief that the
Welshman would be a goal threat in the Scottish top-flight puts him in mind of Lewandowski.
The Pole was still on the books of minnows Znicz Pruszkow at the age of 20, plundering goals in his native lower leagues, before winning his move to Lech Poznan and, ultimately, Dortmund and then Bayern Munich.
“His record, statistically, shows that it should be the case that he will score goals,” continued Ross. “The best example of that is looking back at Lewandowski before he went to Dortmund.
“His record through the lower leagues in Poland up to top league showed that he always scored goals, and the fact Christian is scoring goals – and always has – gives me encouragement he’ll continue to do that.”