Former Celtic midfielder’s advice to Anthony Stokes about his future

Charlie Mulgrew And Anthony Stokes

Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Leeds United are interested in signing Anthony Stokes from Celtic in the January transfer window.

David Hay has written in The Glasgow Evening Times that Anthony Stokes should leave Celtic in the January transfer window.

“Whether Anthony Stokes feels justified in thinking he has had a raw deal or not, the time has clearly come when it is far better for him to get out of Celtic,” the former Celtic manager and midfielder has written in The Glasgow Evening Times.

“Whatever circumstances have led him to this point in his career, it is quite clear that he does not have a future at Celtic. It is better for both parties that he moves on and plays his football elsewhere.”

Stokes is struggling for playing time at Celtic at the moment and is unlikely to feature in too many games for the Scottish Premiership giants during the second half of the season.

The Republic of Ireland international striker has been on the books of the Bhoys since 2010 and has a contract until June 2017.

It is clear that the 27-year-old does not have a future at Celtic, and perhaps it would be best for him if he joins another club on loan until the end of the season.

Interested clubs

Celtic manager Ronny Deila may not have Stokes in his plans, but the former Arsenal prospect has attracted the interest of a couple of clubs.

HITC Sport reported earlier this week that Championship outfit Leeds United are interested in the former Sunderland striker.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Hughes recently told BBC Sport that he wants to sign the Celtic man on loan until the end of the season.

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