Striker Christian Doidge extends his stay with Hibernian

Doidge is the latest Hibs player to sign a contract extension.

Striker Christian Doidge extends his stay with Hibernian SNS Group

Hibs striker Christian Doidge has become the latest player to sign a new contract at Easter Road, extending his stay until the summer of 2024.

Doidge follows Lewis Stevenson and Paul Hanlon in committing his future to the club this week.

The Welsh striker was nearing the end of his current deal and would have been free to talk to other clubs from January. Now the former Forest Green Rovers player will look to add to the 34 goals he has scored for Hibs since arriving in 2019.

“I’m delighted,” he told Hibs’ official website. “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 head coach Jack Ross is looking forward to the striker being available soon after he was sidelined with an Achilles injury. Ross said that he fits the profile of player he wants at Easter Road and has been an asset.

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

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