Anthony Stokes hoping for Celtic chance

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Anthony Stokes is hoping he can get the opportunity to impress incoming Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers following his return from a loan spell with Hibernian.

The 27-year-old fell out with former Celticc boss Ronny Deila after an outburst on social media and took the chance to head out on loan in January.

Stokes enjoyed his second stint back at Hibernian, who he left to join Celtic in 2010, as he helped the club to win the Scottish Cup for the first time in 114 years.

The Republic of Ireland international put in a man-of-the-match performance as he netted twice in a 3-2 victory over Rangers.

Stokes has now returned to his parent club and hopes that he did enough during his time away from Celtic Park to force his way back into contention.

The Arsenal academy product believes that he is the type of player to fit in with Rodgers’ style of play and insists he is very excited about what lies ahead.

Stoke said: “It looks like I am going back [to Celtic]. “I haven’t actually spoken to anyone. But my contract with Hibs was until the last game.

“Swansea, Liverpool, you look at his style of play. It is attacking, entertaining football.

I am sure the Celtic fans are delighted. As for the calibre of manager he is, the quality of clubs he has been at shows that.

“I am sure everyone involved at the club, particularly the fans, are very excited.”

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