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Tuesday 26 September 2017

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Appearances (Goals)

Hibs 35 (20)

Crystal Palace 13 (1)

Sheffield United 12 (0)

Sunderland 38 (5)

Falkirk 18 (16)

Arsenal 1 (0)

"He could be a top player or he could be playing non-league in five years."

Roy Keane spent £2m on Stokes, but offered this analysis after a year of working with him at Sunderland.

"Sometimes players can lose their way but Anthony knows that everybody can't be wrong. He's looked in the mirror and he hasn't had many takers in terms of clubs coming in for him"

Neil Warnock spelled out the reality for Stokes about his standing in England when bringing him to Crystal Palace on loan last season.

"If I had my chance again at Sunderland, I'd have done a lot of things differently. A lot of it was probably down to myself, I probably didn't apply myself in the right way but I'm young enough that I can still have a good career in the game."

Stokes, speaking in January, about his past and his future.

Irish Independent

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