Former Celtic and Hibs striker Anthony Stokes has been linked with a move to Irish side Shamrock Rovers (II).

The 32-year-old is famed in Scotland for his spells with Celtic and Hibs but was most recently with fellow cinch Premiership side Livingston. He left the Lions without kicking a ball last year and spent the rest of the 2020/21 term without a club.

Former Celtic and Hibs striker Anthony Stokes is without a club. (Ian Jacobs)

Looking to get his career back on track, League of Ireland champions Shamrock Rovers are said to have taken Stokes on trial. They will use him in a trial match later this month to assess whether or not he is worthy of a deal.

Livingston manager David Martindale said of his West Lothian exit: “Stokesy has been in training for approximately four weeks now and it’s fair to say that we both knew that there was going to be a lot of work to be done to get Anthony into top shape to play Premiership football.

“In all honesty, it’s not quite worked out in terms of the on-field ball work and intense training schedule we had put in place. He is struggling to adapt to training two-three hours per day on the Astro Turf surface – we all know it doesn’t and won’t suit everyone.”

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