Photo: Anthony Stokes back in action for Celtic's development team

The Irish international striker is back from a club suspension.

Celtic recently handed out a strong punishment to striker Anthony Stokes after a Twitter outburst, with the forward suspended by the club for two weeks.

The Irishman tweeted after travelling with the squad to the game in Inverness to then be left out of the team for the game.

His foul-mouthed tweet was not a smart idea but was born out of understandable frustration.

Stokes has been completely frozen out by Celtic manager Ronny Deila and has not played for the club since the 3-1 win against Dundee United in August.

Now he has been snapped back in action, albeit for the Celtic development team.

Stokes played against Dunfermline in Cumbernauld in a 1-0 win for the side - playing the full 90 minuted but not getting his name on the scoresheet.

It has been a sorry little period for Stokes and Celtic boss Deila. The pair's rather public mutual disquiet has not painted the team in a good light and with any hope Stokes will be granted a January move somewhere else.

The Republic of Ireland international will want regular football if he is to force his way into the Irish squad for the European Championships in France next summer.

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