Hibs striker Christian Doidge has become the latest Easter Road star to sign an extension to his contract, signing a new two-year deal with the Hibees to keep him in Leith until 2024.

The Welshman has been out of action after damaging his Achilles earlier in the year but could make a sensational return to action well ahead of schedule in this weekend’s Premier Sports Cup semi-final clash with Rangers at Hampden.

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Doidge insists he’s the happiest he’s been anywhere in his career, calling the choice to sign a new deal a “really easy decision to make”.

“I’m delighted. As soon as they approached me about signing an extension it was a really easy decision to make,” the Hibs striker said.

“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.”

Manager Jack Ross thinks it was “important” to agree a new deal with Doidge and keep him at Easter Road long-term.

The striker was out of contract in the summer, having hit 33 goals for Hibs since moving north from Forest Green Rovers, and Ross believes he can help pushing the Cabbage forward, saying: “It was important for us to agree a new contract with Christian because we want to keep players like him at the club.

“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.

“Alongside his ability, he’s a good person, a strong character, and he wants to help the team move forward.”

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