Hibernian striker Anthony Stokes has told The Scotsman that he will take the winning mentality from Celtic to the game against Ross County this weekend.
Stokes will feature for Hibernian against County at Glasgow’s Hampden Park in the final of the Scottish League Cup on Sunday.
The 27-year-old former Sunderland striker, who joined Hibs from Celtic on loan in the January transfer window, is determined to win the game.
“The one thing I take from Celtic is the mentality to win every game and be expected to win trophies,” Stokes told The Scotsman. “Every player’s ambition is to win matches and perform and be rewarded with some sort of silverware.
“Sunday will be a big occasion. We have a young squad and they are game and I genuinely think we are going into this cup final full of confidence and believing we can win.”
Hibernian will head into the Scottish League Cup final against County on the back of a 1-1 draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle at home in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.
Alan Stubbs’s side are not in good form at the moment and are now unlikely to win the Scottish Championship title this season.
The Edinburgh-based outfit are third in the league table at the moment with 55 points from 27 matches, as many as 14 points behind leaders Rangers.
Meanwhile, County currently find themselves fourth in the Scottish Premiership table with 39 points from 29 games.