Hibs release striker Anthony Stokes from two-year contract

Anthony Stokes' third spell at Hibs is over after he was released just six months into his two-year contract.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 30th January 2018, 10:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 11:06 am
Anthony Stokes' third spell at Hibs is over. Pic: SNS
Anthony Stokes' third spell at Hibs is over. Pic: SNS

The Irish striker has been exiled from the first-team squad since incurring the wrath of club management during the recent training trip to Portugal.

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His departure has been on the cards for the past three weeks, and head coach Neil Lennon, speaking at his pre-match media briefing at East Mains earlier today, had outlined his hope that Stokes – who has overstepped the mark with his bosses on more than one occasion this season – would depart by the end of the transfer window.

A resolution has now been reached and the 2016 Scottish Cup final hero is now on the lookout for a new club. He leaves having scored 11 goals in 21 appearances this season.