Anthony Stokes only focused on helping out Celtic

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Celtic striker Anthony Stokes wants to extend the club's winning run in the league to eight games.

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes may have faced speculation over his future in the press this week, but it seems that he is only focused on doing his best for his current club. 

Stokes is reportedly of interest to Cardiff City in the January transfer window, but his head has not been turned by these links. 

Celtic face St. Mirren in the Scottish Premiership this weekend and the striker simply appeared desperate to help the Bhoys extend their winning streak to eight games rather than being concerned by any off-the-field issues. 

“We always go out with the mentality of trying to win every game,” Stokes told the club's official site. “Confidence is high at the minute and momentum is good and we will try to take our chances.

“We haven’t set a target. We just want to pick up three points in every game. We are on a good run at the minute and we want to maintain that.”

Celtic have climbed to the top of the league because of their good run of form and they will now be aiming to extend the gap they have over the chasing pack. 

At the moment the Bhoys are three points clear of their nearest rivals, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, and Stokes will be hoping he can play a major part in the success.

Rumours about his future seem to have stemmed from the fact that he has been utilised in a wide berth rather than in his preferred position up front, but Stokes insists he is willing to perform any function if it benefits the team. 

“I’m happy to play there," he said. "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."

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