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Christian Doidge has vowed to play his part for Hibs this season after scoring three goals in 27 games on loan at Kilmarnock last term.

The Welshman netted his first goal of the campaign in the romp over Inter D’Escaldes at Easter Rd with an overhead kick.

His equaliser against St Mirren wasn’t enough to secure the three points in the first game of the season, but the forward is determined to be a key player for the Hibees this season.

After the 3-2 defeat to the Buddies he said: ” I’ve really enjoyed being back.

“I love playing for this football club and obviously playing the first game of the season, and played in 45 min and then 90 minutes in Europe so I don’t think there is any reason to leave.

“I’ve still got plenty to do I imagine. I want to prove a lot of people wrong every single day in training or when I’m playing. I’m just enjoying being here and just trying to help Hibs be as good at they can be.

Hibs boss Lee Johnson has revealed he wants the rejuvenated striker to be a key part of his squad this season.

He said: “He has been very strong in wanting to stay and that’s his prerogative because his contract suggests that.

“One thing I’ve always been clear with Christian is, A, we want the best for him and B there will be opportunity for game time here.

“It might not be the absolute starter every week but at the end of the day that depends on producing performances.”

Hibs look to get their league campaign back on course with a trip to Fir Park on Sunday afternoon to take on Motherwell.


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