Anthony Stokes talks about his new role at Celtic

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Anthony Stokes, once at Arsenal and Sunderland, is relishing playing on the left wing at Celtic this season.

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has said that he is happy with his current role in the team.

The 26-year-old has been used on the left-wing in recent games, and he has performed well.

Republic of Ireland international Stokes has scored three goals in six matches, and has taken to the new role like a duck to water.

“I’m playing on the left wing this year but I have chipped in with a fair amount of goals and assists so I’m happy with my form so far,” he told Celtic’s official website.

“I’m enjoying it out there. I can always come inside and play with the striker and it gives me different options.

"I’m happy to play there. My goal return is decent for the role and I’ve been creating goals as well, so I’ve been happy with my form.

“My preferred position is to play up front but we need to adapt to how the gaffer wants to play and I have no issue with that whatsoever."

It seems that Stokes has bought into Ronny Deila’s plans and has modified his game accordingly. The former Sunderland star has been on the books of Celtic since 2010, but his goals tally is far from impressive.

But it seems that Deila has found a way to get the best of Stokes.

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