Anthony Stokes explains one of the reasons why he decided to join Hibernian on loan from Celtic

The striker has made a great start to life with the Scottish Championship side.

Anthony Stokes has explained that one of the reasons that he decided to join Hibernian on loan from Celtic was the fact that they are still competing for plenty of silverware this season, the Daily Record reports.

The striker returned to Easter Road during the January transfer window, having made just two appearances in all competitions for the Hoops this season, despite the fact that he was also attracting attention from Scottish Premiership sides Dundee United and Inverness Caledonian Thistle (via Record).

And he suggested that battling for honours was the reason behind his decision to join Alan Stubbs' team. 

"One of the reasons I came here is there's plenty to fight for between now and the end of the season. There's plenty of big games to come, especially at the weekend," he told the Record.

"It's just a case of taking it game by game and see what happens."

Although Rangers currently sit eight points clear of Hibs in the Championship, Stubbs' men have a game in hand over the Light Blues, so could move to within five points. And while that gap may still be too much for Hibs to catch Mark Warburton's side, their play-off place is seemingly assured as they boast a 23 point advantage over Queen of the South.

And while it was the Gers that knocked them out of the Challenge Cup, Hibs remain in both of the other cup competitions. As well as having a fifth round tie with bitter rivals Hearts in the Scottish Cup on the horizon, their recent victory over St Johnstone saw them book a place in the League Cup final, where they will face Ross County. 

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