Kris Boyd’s response when asked about Anthony Stokes’ potential impact on title race

Charlie Mulgrew And Anthony Stokes

Rangers legend Kris Boyd, now at Kilmarnock, suggests that Celtic-owned Anthony Stokes is a good signing for Hibernian.

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd suggested on BT Sport 1 during the coverage of the Scottish Championship game between Greenock Morton and Rangers on Monday evening that Anthony Stokes is a good signing for Hibernian.

Stokes recently joined Scottish Championship side Hibernian on loan from Scottish Premiership giants Celtic until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old Republic of Ireland striker was struggling for playing time at the Bhoys, but he is expected to be a key player for Hibs in their push to win the Scottish Championship title this season.

Boyd, who is a Rangers legend and scored 101 goals in 143 league games for the Gers in his first spell at Ibrox from 2006 to 2010, believes that Stokes is a good signing for Hibs.

“It definitely gives Hibs a different dimension to their play,” said the Scottish striker on BT Sport 1 when asked about the impact Stokes could have on the Scottish Championship title race.

“I think the strikers that Hibs have got, a lot of them work outside the box. Stokes is one for getting inside the box and scoring goals."

Stokes scored on his ‘second’ debut for Hibernian on Saturday afternoon, helping the Edinburgh-based outfit to a 3-1 home win against St. Mirren in the Scottish Championship.

Hibernian are second in the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 48 points from 21 matches, five points behind leaders Rangers.

Rangers are favourites to win the league title this season, but Hibs are certainly going to give them a run for their money.

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