Football - Parker throws down gauntlet

Celtic coach Garry Parker has challenged Anthony Stokes to prove he is the man to fill the void left by Gary Hooper.

PA Sport Report

Stokes was on target in a 2-1 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach in a pre-season friendly at Parkhead.

And the Irishman showed signs he could be the one to deliver the goals for the Hoops after striker Hooper sealed a move to Norwich.

Parker said: "It's up to him. He's there at the moment.

"Whether we bring someone in or not, I don't know.

"We've got a few options so we will see what happens. It's up to Stokes to stake a claim."

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