ANTHONY STOKES, who has joined Hibs on loan for the remainder of the season, has revealed he doesn’t think Ronny Deila rates him as a footballer.
CQN revealed last week that the Republic of Ireland striker was on his way back to Easter Road after falling out of favour at Celtic.
“I like him, he is a good fellow. But he obviously doesn’t rate me as a footballer because if he did I would be in the team.
“It is what it is. There is not much to be said about it. I’m not going to focus on anything that’s gone on in the last four or five months.
“I’m coming to Hibs with the intentions of getting back, enjoying my football, getting as fit as I can and scoring goals.
“I just want to help the team as much as I possibly can.”
The 27-year-old incurred Deila’s wrath in November after tweeting his displeasure at having to sit in the stands at Inverness having been left out of the first team.
He tweeted: “Who gives a f**k about wages when you’re not playing games?”
The striker apologised to the Celtic fans for his outburst, but was suspended by the club for two weeks after Deila branded his comments “disrespectful”.