Hibs forward Doidge leaves club to sign for Forest Green Rovers

The 31-year-old returns to Forest Green, who he left to join Hibs in 2019.

Christian Doidge leaves Hibernian to join Forest Green Rovers SNS Group

Christian Doidge has left Hibernian to re-join English League Two side Forest Green Rovers.

The 31-year-old has signed for an undisclosed fee.

Doidge, who joined the Easter Road side from Forest Green in 2019, has scored five goals in 28 games this season.

The Welsham had a loan spell at Kilmarnock last season where he scored six goals.

In his five years in Edinburgh he has scored a total of 43 goals in 148 games, including 19 in his first season in Scotland.

Hibs confirmed the move on Wednesday.

Head Coach Nick Montgomery added: “I would like to thank Chris for his efforts this season and his time at the Club. It has been a difficult season for him with a few injuries and lack of game time, but he has always been a model professional.

“The opportunity for Chris to take a long-term contract back at a club he knows incredibly well was one we all agreed would be in the best interests for both parties.

“With Adam Le Fondre and Martin Boyle coming back into the squad, alongside the arrivals of Emiliano Marcondes and Myziane Maolida, we have options and good squad depth up-front going into the second half of the season.”

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