Christian Doidge nominated for League Two Player of the Month award

Forest Green Rovers striker Christian Doidge has capped off a fine November by being nominated for the League Two Player of the Month award.

The forward is joined by Chesterfield’s in-form forward Kristian Dennis, Mansfield Town defender Zander Diamond and Dan Potts, who plies his trade at full-back for high-flying Luton Town, with the winner announced this Friday.

Doidge entered the month of November having just ended a mini goal drought in League Two by finishing a fine team goal away at Stevenage to secure all three points.

He has gone on to score nine in his last six outings, six of those coming in League Two in the calendar month of November.

“It feels good,” said Doidge.

“Any kind of recognition like that is always nice but it’s all credit to my teammates for setting me up and putting me in opportunities to score the goals.

“I think it’s just the amount of goals I have scored that sets me apart. I scored seven in total in November, which is good, but there are some really good players who are up for it as well.

“It’s very nice to be nominated and you never know.”

Doidge scored in every game he played in November, opening his account for the month with the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Macclesfield Town in the FA Cup.

He followed that up by being in the right place at the right time to open the scoring in a 1-1 draw way to Crawley Town before netting a brace in the come-from-behind win over Crewe Alexandra.

The 25-year-old, who stepped away from football as a teenager to play basketball, followed that up with another double in the 3-2 defeat away to Chesterfield.

Not content with his tally, Doidge also netted the opener against local rivals Cheltenham Town in the 1-1 stalemate at The New Lawn.

Having netted 27 goals in all competitions last term, Doidge has picked up where he left off and already has 14 to his name this campaign, something he puts down to self-assurance.

“I went on a couple of these runs last year where I’d go on a run where I’d score in eight consecutive games,” he added.

“It’s just belief and a confidence thing.

“When you’re scoring a lot of goals the boys are trying to set you up a lot more because they know that you’re putting them away.

“We’ve been creating a lot of opportunities lately and luckily I have been there to put them away.”