Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock was delighted with the wonder goal from on-loan Sunderland striker Anthony Stokes in their victory over Preston.

Warnock said: "It's been obvious that we haven't had a striker, really, so I was glad to get hold of him. Cracking finish wasn't it? You've seen what he can do. He's bright and breezy. So he's put us all on the front foot."

The Palace boss has hinted he is using Stokes' loan to take a closer look at the Irishman ahead of a possible bid.