ANTHONY STOKES is planning to score the goal that will push newly promoted Hibs towards the top of the Premiership.

This is the former Blackburn striker’s third spell at Easter Road and it has to be said that he normally does very well when he rolls up to lead the Hibernian front line.

His track record at Hibs makes him a club legend and his man of the match performance at Hampden in May 2016 against Rangers in the Scottish Cup Final victory will never be forgotten by the club’s fans.

Now Stokes is hungry for more Hibs glory.

“I need to be consistent, score goals, push for the top four and do as well as we can,” said Stokes.

 “There has been a winning mentality at this club in the last two years, getting the Scottish Cup and winning the league last season, and the gaffer has that mentality from when he played. He pushes that into the players. He won’t let the standards slip this season.

“I’m just delighted to be back, everything just fits. I know the club inside out, I know all of the players, the manager and the staff. I trained yesterday and it was just so easy to slip back into it and get back to what I do best and enjoy my football again.”

Stokes hopes to be involved tomorrow when the Championship winners welcome Patrick Thistle to Easter Road.


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