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New deal for Stokes?

ANTHONY STOKES is "100pc" confident he will sign a new deal with double winners Celtic.

The Dubliner, who is out of contract soon, reminded the Parkhead faithful of his talents as he set up Gary Hooper for both of his first-half goals before midfielder Joe Ledley sealed the domestic double with a strike after the break.

Afterwards, the former Hibs striker was asked about whether he would be returning to the club for the start of next season and said: "I expect to be here, 100pc.

"The contract is getting sorted out and I am very confident about it.

"My agent has been speaking with the club for the last week or two so I am sure something will get sorted."

Hoops manager Neil Lennon described Stokes' performance as one of his best in a Celtic shirt, but the striker said: "I don't know about that. I was happy with my performance but the most important thing was the result.

"We dominated the game, played well, worked hard and got the result we wanted. We finished on a high and we are all delighted. It couldn't have worked out much better."

Irish Independent