No questions Doidge-d!
We put a minute on the clock as new signing Christian Doidge took part in a quick-fire Q&A. Here’s everything you need to know about our Welsh forward:
Earliest football memory?
Probably just as a young kid around 4/5 years old playing with my dad, he was my first coach.
What team did you follow as a youngster?
Have you always been a striker?
We would be here all day if I was to tell you all of the positions that I’ve played. When I was going through academies as a kid I played out wide a lot because of my size: I wasn’t very big. I had a growth spurt and then I was like Bambi on ice for a while so they put me at centre-half! Eventually, I ended up moving forward.
Can you remember your first professional goal?
It was Luton Town away when I was at Dagenham & Redbridge. I think we were about 3-0 down so the manager just threw me on, and I ended up scoring quite quickly. That was a really proud moment for me and my family.
What goal have you celebrated the most?
I’d probably say when I scored at Wembley against Tranmere Rovers in the Play-Off final. There was just so much pressure on that game and to score a very ‘unlike me’ finish – a long ranger from outside of the box – that was a really special moment.
What is your main strength?
Probably my aerial ability and that obviously helps me with the main part of my game – scoring goals.
What’s your go-to pre-match meal?
Nothing too fancy, I’m not superstitious in that way. Usually just whatever the club provide, but if I’m at home I’ll just cook up a pasta.
Go-to pre-match anthem?
Probably Silhouettes by Avicii. It brings back memories of a boys holiday I had when I was younger.
Other than playing football, what do you spend the most time doing?
I play a lot of golf. Living in Edinburgh, I’m blessed to have some really nice courses around me.
What attracted you to Kilmarnock?
Speaking to the manager made me really want to come down and play for him. The club is in a really good place following promotion last year. I knew a few of the lads who were already here, and they told me all about how good it was, so it was great to get signed.
Main goal for the season ahead?
I obviously had a disappointing season last year with injuries so I want to play as many minutes and score as many goals as I possibly can.
Following a cup tie, a trip to face his parent club and last week’s postponements, Christian is available for selection against Livingston this weekend for the first time since signing. Tickets for the fixture are still on sale and available to purchase online HERE.