Tuesday 16 October 2018

Hibs drop Stokes for Celtic trip

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon. Photo: PA
Hibernian manager Neil Lennon. Photo: PA

Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon says Irish striker Anthony Stokes will not feature against Celtic following off-field disciplinary issues.

Former Celtic striker Stokes, 29, last played in Hibs' 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock on 30 December, having been left out of their past two games.

Both Celtic and Hibs won their midweek matches, with the Premiership leaders coming from behind to beat Partick Thistle 2-1 on Tuesday and Lennon's men winning 1-0 at Dundee the following night.

Lennon also admitted it was "flattering" to be linked to the vacant Scotland manager's job.

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill was heavily touted to be the next boss at Hampden, but pulled out of the running following talks with the SFA

Irish Independent

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