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Gossip: Celtic Turn Down BWFC Loan Move For Anthony Stokes

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According to the chief football writer at the Scottish Daily Mail, Stephen McGowan, Glasgow Celtic have turned down Bolton Wanderers request to take striker Anthony Stokes on loan.

The deal would make a great deal of sense. Whites manager Neil Lennon has obviously worked with Stokes in the past, we are in desperate need of a striker and Stokes seems to have been frozen out of the first team in Glasgow.

However, if our apparent request is true, then it has been rejected by the Scottish Champions, probably because they will be unable to get a suitable replacement in at this late hour. That or we can't afford his wages.

It's a shame, because Stokes could well be the answer to our perilous situation upfront. He's different forward to Emile Heskey and Gary Madine, not only in his style of play, but the fact that he actually scores goals too.

In his five years at Celtic, many of which were under Lennon's stewardship, Stokes has scored 58 goals in 135 appearances.

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