Hibs are plotting a £250,000 move for Forest Green Rovers striker Christian Doidge after the striker hit 18 goals last season, according to a report.

The Sunday Mail claims Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom is a big fan of the striker, who had agreed on a deal to join Bolton permanently before their financial woes struck.

10th May 2019, Prenton Park, Tranmere, England; EFL League two football, playoff semi final 1st leg, Tranmere Rovers versus Forest Green Rovers; Christian Doidge of Forest Green Rovers shoots from the edge of the Tranmere Rovers area as Emmanuel Monthe and Oliver Banks challenge

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Doidge started the season on loan at Bolton before returning to Forest Green in January as the Trotters’ transfer embargo stopped them making the deal permanent.

After returning to his parent club though, Doidge hit a vein of good form, helping his side to the playoff semi-finals.

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - MAY 10: Christian Doidge of Forest Green Rovers and Oliver Banks of Tranmere Rovers during the Sky Bet League Two Play-off Semi Final First Leg match between Tranmere Rovers and Forest Green at Prenton Park on May 9, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom.

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It seems Hibs have now turned their attention to Doidge after being priced out of a move for Marc McNulty.

 

McNulty’s club, Reading, reportedly want £1million for the striker after he impressed at Easter Road on loan last season.

The Hibees need to bring in at least one new striker this summer as Heckingbottom takes the reins for his first full season in charge at Easter Road.

19th May 2019; Hibs, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League football, Hibernian versus Aberdeen; Marc McNulty of Hibernian celebrates after scoring the opening goal making it 1-0 for Hibernian in 26th minute

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After a strong finish to the last campaign following Heck’s appointment, there’s a lot of expectation that they continue that this season and make an impressive start to the season.

If he can’t add some firepower to his side quickly, then Heckingbottom could find things much tougher than he did last season.

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