Celtic Boss Neil Lennon Still Hopes To Sign Gary Hooper Replacement Despite Anthony Stokes Double

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New striker still top of the agenda for Bhoys manager. 

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Celtic boss Neil Lennon is still hoping to find a replacement for departed striker Gary Hooper despite Anthony Stokes bagging a brace against Ross County at the weekend, Sky Sports reports.

Stokes scored an equalizer and then a late winner as the defending SPL champions came from behind to win 2-1, but were guilty of missing a number of chances, and Lennon is hoping to use the funds given to him by the sale of the striker, who joined Norwich City last week.

On the search for a replacement for Hooper, Lennon said: “We are looking to add to that area, we’ve lost our leading goalscorer for the last three seasons.

“But Stokes is a very under-rated striker, he’s worth his weight in gold. If you look at the assists he has as well it’s very impressive.”

Asked what sort of striker he was looking for, Lennon said: “(Someone who can) lead the line, hold play up, bring people in, but ultimately score the goals that really matter, somebody who has a real weight of goals.

“We have been notorious over the years for having good strikers so we’re trying to find another one.”


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