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Leeds must take gamble on 20-goal striker Christian Doidge from Forest Green Rovers

According to Gloucestershire Live, Forest Green Rovers boss Mark Cooper has confirmed that no club have made an approach for star striker Christian Doidge, despite reported interest from Sunderland and Bristol Rovers.

What’s the story?

The 25-year-old netted 20 goals last season to ensure Forest Green finished in 21st place in League Two, just above the relegation zone in their first season in League football.

Gloucestershire Live reports that this has attracted the attention of a number of League One clubs who are looking to take the Welshman, who scored 25 in just 41 National League appearances the year before last, up a division.

Doidge’s tireless work rate and ability to hold the ball up will surely see him end up as a success in whatever league he plays in next season but with no approach made so far, the door could be open for any club to come in for the prolific striker.

A calculated gamble

One side that should look at taking a punt on Doidge is Leeds United. The Whites have just completed the signing of striker Patrick Bamford from fellow Championship side Middlesbrough, but new boss Marcelo Bielsa could certainly do with a back-up for his new main man.

Bamford celebrates scoring vs Ipswich

Bamford cost the West Yorkshire club an initial £7m and Doidge wouldn’t require anywhere near as much outlay for Leeds’ owner Andrea Radrizzani.

Doidge is a natural goalscorer and under the tutelage of Bielsa he could become a top striker as he enters the peak of his career.

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Article title: Leeds must take gamble on 20-goal striker Christian Doidge from Forest Green Rovers

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