Christian Doidge nets first Championship goal for Bolton Wanderers

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Christian Doidge netted his first Bolton Wanderers goal on Saturday as he salvaged a point for the Trotters.

Doidge who came on as a second-half substitute in the 67th minute, netted seventeen minutes after being introduced, as he scored against Rotherham United.

Bolton had missed a penalty earlier in the game, by frontman Josh Magennis, but the Newport born man was there to score for Phil Parkinson’s side.

The 26-year-old earnt praise from manager Phil Parkinson, for his patience, having had a backseat role at the club.

Speaking to The Bolton News, Parkinson said: “Chris has had to be patient but he’s a great lad and we brought him in because we knew he’d work hard to improve,

“The lads are absolutely delighted for him because they’ve seen how hard he works in  training every day.”

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Doidge joined Bolton in August last summer, initially joining on loan from League Two side Forest Green Rovers, but will put pen to paper on a permanent move to the Macron Stadium in January.

The former Old Gold forward has made just one start for Bolton Wanderers, in a 2-1 defeat to Queens Park Rangers. Since then was an unused substitute against Ipswich, before cameo appearances against Blackburn, Derby and Stoke City.

He spent a total of five years in the Welsh pyramid system, playing for clubs like Barry Town United, Carmarthen Town, Croesyceiliog and Cwmbran Celtic.

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