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Stokes calls for Celtic to ease Hooper burden

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes hopes the team can fill the goalscoring void left by Gary Hooper's departure.

The 25-year old talisman has departed Parkhead to join Norwich City for £5million and Stokes wants a team effort to make up for the 82 goals he netted in 138 outings since joining from Scunthorpe United in 2010.

"I always try to score as many goals as possible but we are all going to have to dig in and try to chip in," he said.

"Over the last three or four years, we have done that. We've got plenty of players in the team, even from midfield, who can score goals.

"We will all try to do as much as possible. It's on the whole squad. We've got enough players here and we just have to adapt to life without him now.

"We've lost a great player and he was a great lad around the club as well.

"But he's gone now. We have to move on and other people have to take on the burden of scoring goals."

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Andrew Slevison
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