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Anthony Stokes wants century of Celtic goals after signing new deal at Parkhead

Updated: Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 14:44 | Comments

Anthony Stokes: 'I've a long way to go to reach 100 so we'll just take it game by game'
Anthony Stokes: 'I've a long way to go to reach 100 so we'll just take it game by game'

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes is targeting 100 goals for the club after he signed a new deal at Parkhead.

The Ireland international committed his future to the club until the summer of 2016 by penning a new three-year contract on Tuesday afternoon.

The 25-year-old has scored 53 goals, including five this season, but did not even know he had reached his half-century until someone told him afterwards.

But he can now look to a long-term goal after ending speculation over his future by concluding protracted talks.

Stokes told the club's official website: "As a striker you want to be getting over 20 goals a season and that's always the aim, but I don't focus on it too much.

"I didn't realise this season that I'd scored my 50th goal. It wasn't something that preyed on my mind until I thought 'that's me halfway there', so it's something else to aim for.

"I've a long way to go to reach 100 so we'll just take it game by game and see how it goes.

At the moment I'm buzzing at signing the deal and I'll be well up for Saturday's game against Dundee United."

Meanwhile, Celtic Park has been named as the venue for this season's William Hill Scottish Cup final. 

The Scottish Football Association has also announced Ibrox as the venue for both of the semi-finals. 

Hampden is unavailable because it is being redeveloped to stage the athletics events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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