Tuesday 12 December 2017

'The club has a big place in my heart' - Anthony Stokes teams up with Neil Lennon and Hibs once again

Anthony Stokes of Hibernian lifts the silverware following the Scottish Cup Final against Rangers at Hampden Park. Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty
Anthony Stokes of Hibernian lifts the silverware following the Scottish Cup Final against Rangers at Hampden Park. Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty

Anthony Stokes is a Hibernian player once again after the Scottish club confirmed his arrival from Blackburn Rovers.

Stokes, who scored twice in Hibs' Scottish Cup win a year ago, was released by recently-relegated Blackburn where he found the net just three times.

"I am delighted to be coming back to Hibernian," Stokes club's website.

"The club has a big place in my heart and it's where I've played some of my best football. It’'s an environment that can get the best out of me and I am looking forward to getting back amongst the squad and scoring goals again.

"The scenes of celebration following the cup win will live long in my memory, and the only disappointment from my last spell was that we didn't get promotion.

"The boys did brilliantly last season and now I'll be looking to help us push on back in the Premiership."

Manager Neil Lennon added: "Anthony's a quality player that we all know well, and will be a massive addition to our strike force.

"I've been really pleased with the work we've done over the summer – the squad is in good shape and we've made several strong additions.

"We now have competition in every area of the park and are ready for the start of the league campaign on Saturday."

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