Hibernian’s Christian Doidge deserves plenty of credit for how he didn’t let a barren spell affect his game. The striker went seven games without a goal for Jack Ross’ side recently.

However, he didn’t let the poor run affect his confidence, and he is now reaping the rewards. He has scored in Hibernian’s last three games, and was key to the 2-1 win over Alloa in the Betfred Cup.

In the right place at the right time

Doidge scored one of Hibernian’s goals in the game and was involved in the second, which was a very difficult cup tie. He might have missed some chances in the game, but that didn’t stop the 28-year-old from being in the right place at the right time to put the ball in the back of the net.

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Christian Doidge celebrates as Hibernian take the lead against Alloa (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Doidge’s performance was even more impressive when you consider that Kevin Nisbet missed the game due to injury. The Welshman ended up having to take more responsibility, and he thrived in the role.

 

Manager didn’t give up on striker

Jack Ross didn’t give up on the striker when he had his poor run, and the evidence shown in the last few proves that he was right to keep faith in the player.

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Hibernian’s Christian Doidge equalises against Alloa (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Now Doidge must have plenty of confidence going into Hibernian’s schedule of games over the Christmas and New Year period. It would not be a surprise to see the player add to his recent goal tally when Hibernian take on Dundee United on Saturday.

A win for Hibernian would see them return to second place in the Premiership, that is incentive enough for Doidge to find the back of the net.

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