Celtic striker reveals his ambitious Bhoys goal-target

Anthony Stokes has revealed how many goals he wants to score for Celtic.

Spekaing to Celtic View, the Irish striker has revealed his goal-target for the Scottish giants.

Since arriving to the club from Hibernian in 2010, the forward has played 187 games and scored 76 goals for the Bhoys - a respectable tally, especially for a player who is often utilised in a wide or deep-lying position rather than as an out-and-out striker.

This season, Stokes has been far from his best in front of goal, netting just eight times in 35 appearances.

In only one season at Parkhead has Stokes scored fewer times than this season - seven in 2012/13, when he was out of action for five months through injury - and, although on course to reach double figures, he will unlikely reach the 21 tally recorded in two of his five seasons with the club.

That has not stopped Stokes targeting a century of goals for Ronny Deila’s men, and, sitting on 77 in his career so far, the Irish international looks well set to reach his target.

“I have 77 goals so far and my target is to get to 100 goals for the club,” Stokes told Celtic View.

“It would be a personal thing and something I really want to achieve at the club and I know the only way I can do it is by getting my head down, working hard and keeping myself in the team. At the start of the season, I said I was here for the long haul.”

With a contract running until the summer of 2017, one would expect Stokes to reach his career target of 100 Celtic goals, even if he isn’t played as an out-and-out striker to cater for the wealth of talent in the Bhoys first-team squad.

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