Former Celtic striker, Anthony Stokes is set to leave Scottish Premiership side, Livingston less than a month after signing for the club, without even kicking a ball.
According to the Daily Record, the striker has expressed some concerns over the fact that the squad trains on an artificial surface.
Many thought that the 32-year old’s return to Scotland could be a good move in his career but it has turned out to be yet another bizarre on to go on the list of clubs Stokes has played for in the last few years since leaving Hibernian in 2018, which included teams in Greece, Iran and Turkey.
When you do look at the career of Stokes, it is a funny one. Starting off at a club like Arsenal, shows the talent he would have once possessed. During his time at Celtic, he was always a good striker over the years, scoring some crucial goals and creating brilliant partnerships alongside the likes of Gary Hooper.
The artificial surface’s at clubs like Livi, Kilmarnock and Hamilton Accies have been criticised heavily in the past, but I’m not sure many expected a player to leave a club in this fashion, with a major factor being the surface.
Stokes will now be on the lookout for another club. There might be a few in Scotland willing to take a gamble of the Irishman, but two of those are clearly already out of the running.