CHRISTIAN Doidge says he would gladly swap survival for not scoring again in this season’s Championship.

The Wanderers striker feels he is right up to speed after his summer move from Forest Green Rovers but has just one goal to show for his efforts thus far to add to the four he scored in League Two during August.

Doidge has started five of the last six games for Bolton and is set to lead the line against Hull City at the KCOM Stadium this afternoon.

And though the 26-year-old has not been accustomed to barren streaks during his career, he accepts there are bigger issues at play for the Whites.

“I’m a little bit disappointed I haven’t got on the scoresheet since Rotherham,” he said. “I have been trying to get into good positions but because of the position we’re in it’s been tough. Everyone has been working their socks off and we’re just waiting for one to drop.

“I’m someone who normally gets quite a lot of chances so I’ll keep getting into those positions and try to put one away to help us.

“I just want to stay in the Championship. That’s the major goal for the team.

“I am a goal-scorer, it’s something I’ve done my whole career. At the end of the day, I’ll work as hard as I can to help the team. If that helps us stay up I don’t care if I don’t score again all year.”

Doidge admits he got a culture shock in the Championship after making his debut in September against QPR. Phil Parkinson has worked hard on the physical side of the striker’s game, and is now reaping the rewards.

“The major difference is the style of football,” he said. “What we played at Forest Green is completely different to what we play at Bolton. That’s one of the things I’ve had to adjust to – and I’ve had to work a lot harder ay Bolton, let’s put it that way.

“It used to be quite comfortable at Forest Green because I didn’t really have to do much running but since I have come here it’s part of the job. I’m a fit lad and I enjoy it, so if that’s what the gaffer wants to get me in the team, I’ll do it.

“The more minutes you get on the pitch, the better you are going to feel. It’s a bit of step up from League Two but I believe I am a Championship player now. I’ve put in all the hard work in training and I think it’s showing on the pitch.”