Former Old Gold striker ready to make impact after Scottish switch
FORMER Carmarthen Town striker Christian Doidge has signed for Hibernian.
The 26-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the Scottish Premiership club for an undisclosed fee.
Doidge has made the move north from League Two side Forest Green Rovers. During a productive spell with the Green Army, he netted 66 goals in 122 appearances.
The former Southampton youth product joined Carmarthen in 2013 after spells with Cwmbran Celtic and Barry Town. And he made an immediate impact as in just his second game he appeared as a substitute to help the Old Gold win the League Cup.
During his time at Richmond Park he scored 19 goals in 43 games.
He later moved to Dagenham & Redbridge before linking up with Forest Green.
Now he gets the chance to showcase his ability in the Scottish Premiership after Hibs manager Paul Heckingbottom fought off the attentions of other clubs to land his man.
He said: “We think Christian’s signing is a real statement of intent and I’m delighted we were able to fend off other interested clubs to secure his signature.
“The recruitment staff here have been looking at Christian for a while now and he’s also someone who was on my radar.
“We think he’s well suited to Scottish football, whether that’s leading the line or working with a partner.
“Christian is intelligent, has good movement, scores different types of goals, can handle himself physically and will press well from the front.
“He gives us something different up top.”
Doidge added: “I like getting after the ball with a high workrate, making a nuisance of myself for defenders and playing off the shoulder.
“I like to attack crosses — just an all-round number nine really.”
Christian Doidge celebrates scoring for Forest Green Rovers.