Having previously been with the Persian Gulf Pro League champions, Persepolis in Iran, Stokes has joined Gary Holt’s team following the departure of Lyndon Dykes for a seven-figure fee, a club record for the Lions.
Starting his career at Arsenal, Stokes has gone on to play for Sheffield United, Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Blackburn Rovers south of the border. Most notably for Scottish football fans, he is known for his spells at Falkirk, Celtic and three stints at Hibs.
Now 32, Stokes has also been abroad with Tractor in Iran alongside spells in Greece and Turkey. He returns to a familiar league as he looks to find the clinical form he has shown in spells throughout his career.
It’s a replacement for Dykes, who has moved to QPR this week. The forward was highly influential for Holt so Stokes will be looked at to make a similar impact at the Tony Macaroni Arena.