Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom opted to use Christian Doidge against Hamilton at the weekend, the fourth game in a row the Welshman has started.

It didn’t result in a goal though as the Hibees eventually dropped points in a 1-1 draw. It’s now eight Premiership games without a goal for Doidge.

Struggling at present. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Did he do enough though to warrant Paul Heckingbottom’s faith in him?

Doidge needs a Hibs goal, badly

Overall his general play wasn’t too bad. He started a lovely move in the first half, holding the ball up before spreading it to Joe Newell on the left flank. The move really should’ve been finished by Daryl Horgan.


Then he created a good chance for himself, using his strength to get a header away but it landed off target.

He’s doin everything but putting the ball in the net. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

In the opening stages Doidge was doing all the correct things. He was passing well, holding the ball up and winning his aerial battles, even coming back to help defend corners.

A goal evaded him though. He didn’t have clear cut chances like he did against Aberdeen a few weeks back, but the opportunities he was presented with weren’t taken.

Doidge did have the ball in the net late on, but a foul was given after he was deemed to have touched the ball with his hand earlier in the move.

It’s not breaking for Doidge at Hibs right now. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

His general play is ok, but strikers are judged on goals, and Doidge isn’t delivering them. For him to bounce back from his disappointing Hibs start, he really needs a goal ASAP.

That one moment has to come sooner rather than later before it costs him a place in Heckingbottom’s starting XI.

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