Celtic striker Anthony Stokes is aiming to improve further after casting aside all uncertainty over his future by signing a new three-year contract.
Stokes has committed himself to the club until the summer of 2016 after returning from a lengthy ankle injury lay-off this year in emphatic fashion.
The 25-year-old was man of the match in Celtic’s 3-0 Scottish Cup final victory over Hibs in May and his improved all-round play has seen him become Celtic’s key centre-forward following the departure of Gary Hooper to Norwich.
Stokes has scored five times this season and created the goal that sent Celtic into the Champions League group stages when he set up James Forrest to hit an injury-time strike against Shakhter Karagandy.
Manager Neil Lennon was eager to secure the Irishman’s future after he hinted he might speak to other clubs in January but Stokes was delighted to put the speculation behind him after reaching agreement with the club.
Stokes said: “I’m absolutely delighted and I’m just looking forward to the next few seasons.
“I’m just glad to get it out of the way and I can concentrate on my football.”