Ex-Sunderland striker Stokes confident of extending stay at Scottish Cup winners Celtic after helping sink former club Hibs

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes battles Hibs defender Jordon Forster in today's Scottish Cup at Hampden.

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes battles Hibs defender Jordon Forster in today's Scottish Cup at Hampden.

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Former Sunderland striker Anthony Stokes helped Celtic to a convincing William Hill Scottish Cup final win at Hampden Park today – and then claimed to be “100 per cent” confident he will sign a new deal with the Parkhead club.

The Irishman is out of contract soon but he reminded the Parkhead fans of his talents as he twice set up Gary Hooper for first-half goals before midfielder Joe Ledley sealed the domestic double with a strike after the break.

Afterwards, the former Hibs striker was asked about whether he would be returning to the club for the start of the season and said: “I expect to be here, 100 per cent.

“The contract is getting sorted out and I am very confident about it. My agent has been speaking with the club for the last week or two so I am sure something will get sorted.”