FOREST GREEN boss thinks Christian Doidge can play in the Championship.

Doidge made it 21 goals for the season as he helped Rovers to a vital 2-0 victory over form horses and play-off hopefuls Crawley Town as Cooper’s side registered a fifth consecutive home win to move up two places and maintain a six-point buffer above the relegation zone.

Cooper said: “I believe he (Doidge) can score 30 goals this season and I’m convinced he’s good enough to go and play in the Championship one day.”

The Welsh forward has netted 48 goals in just 78 appearances since joining Rovers from Dagenham for £20,000 in June 2016 and is understood to be valued at £2m by the New Lawn top brass.

“It was a good bit of business signing Christian,” Cooper added. “If you ask defenders in League Two to name the best strikers, Doidge will be right up there.”