Paul Heckingbottom backs Christian Doidge to hit goal trail for Hibs


Hibernian manager Paul Heckingbottom feels striker Christian Doidge will have no problem finding the net at his new club, following his first goal for the club against Alloa. The Welshman arrived from Forrest Green Rovers last month in a reported six-figure move and bagged his first goal with a delicate chip over Wasps keeper Kevin Parry in the 2-0 Betfred Cup win. He also could have headed in a second, had the effort not been chalked off by an offside call. Heckingbottom believes it will be the first of many and said: “He’ll score goals. I think sometimes we get caught in the trap of crossing everything for him because he’s good in the air. Their two centre-backs manhandled him. “He scored the offside one and that’s what he can do, he’ll score lots of goals with the ball in the air. “Christian and the rest of the boys would have found it easier in the second half when we made more space for him. “We were crossing from too deep instead of getting around the back of them, we were getting around the back of them much more in the second half.” Topics Scottish League Cup, Hibernian Hibernian pull out of transfer for Scunthorpe’s Funso Ojo Andy Murray urges Hibs to leave Scottish Cup final with no regrets Rangers 2 Hibernian 3: Late drama ends 114-year wait for Scottish Cup glory SFA, Police investigating Scottish Cup final pitch invasion Aston Villa pushing hard to sign Manchester City youngster Blades break transfer record again to capture Mousset from Bournemouth Shelvey urges Newcastle fans to give Bruce a chance Manchester City in pole position to land Argentinian teenager – but he’ll join this club on loan first Tottenham look set to finally offload Vincent Janssen – and his destination is surprising Arsenal set to complete €40 million transfer of Copa America hero Everton PES 2020 news and hands-on impressions: finesse dribbling, new Matchday mode and revamped Master League make for improved experience Mohamed Salah set to become England’s best-paid footballer with new Liverpool deal Bayer Leverkusen youngster says he’s ready for next step amid Liverpool interest Tottenham and Atletico Madrid hold crunch talks over Christian Eriksen future

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