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Coyle seals forward coup as in-demand forward agrees Blackburn deal

Stokes

Blackburn fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are hoping to be informed about the new ideology of the their club and what the plan for the future is – whether there may be one or not.

But amidst this uncertainty, the Express has reported today that the Lancashire outfit have landed a three-year deal for the out of favour Anthony Stokes, who made one appearance for Celtic last season between September and December.

The 27-year-old was then loaned out from January onwards to Hibernian,  where he made 14 appearances, finding the net on five occasions, including a brace in the stunning Scottish Cup final win over Rangers.

A Republic of Ireland international made 100+ appearances for the Hoops over the course of a six year period in Scotland, scoring 58 times and winning seven domestic titles including the Scottish Premiership four times.

This will not be the Irishman’s first time in England, who, in fact, began his club career at Arsenal, before signing for Sunderland.

He has has also had loan spells at Sheffield United and Crystal Palace and will reportedly join up with Owen Coyle at Ewood Park.

Should Brendan Rodgers be keeping a hold of Stokes ahead of next season? 

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