Hibs striker Christian Doidge signs new deal

Last updated : 18 November 2021 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today announced that striker Christian Doidge has signed a new deal with the club.

Following on from the news over the last two days that both Paul Hanlon and Lewis Stevenson had signed new contracts, Doidge has joined the list.

Doidge, 29, has signed a deal that will keep him tied to the club until the summer of 2024.

Hibs signed the Welsh hitman from Forest Green Rovers in 2019, after a transfer to Bolton fell through.

He started his Hibs career slowly, but after a hat-trick at St Johnstone he has gone on to be a massive player for the club, scoring 34 goals in 90 appearances.

Speaking to the official website, He said:

“I’m delighted, as soon as they approached me about signing an extension it was a really easy decision to make.

“This is the club I want to play for, and I’ve enjoyed my time here more than anywhere else.

“This is a massive football club, with a really big fanbase, and the coaching staff have been brilliant with me. I’m really enjoying my football and I hope I can help the team to be successful.”

Hibs boss Jack Ross added:

“It was important for us to agree a new contract with Christian because we want to keep players like him at the club.

“Strikers are always going to be judged on their goal return, Christian's record in this regard has been really good. Furthermore, his all-round contribution is of great value to the team.

“Alongside his ability, he’s a good person, a strong character, and he wants to help the team move forward.”

Hibernian-Mad View:

Outstanding news for the club.

Christian has been a massive miss this season following his achilles injury, but he is back in training, and has now sealed a new contract.

He is coming into fitness at the right time, and will hopefully be involved at some stage in Sunday's clash with Rangers at Hampden.

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