Celtic striker Anthony Stokes keen to share goals around
Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has urged his team-mates to help fill the void left by the departure of Gary Hooper.
Last Updated: 28/07/13 1:18pm
Hooper scored 31 times for the Hoops in 2012/13 but he has now completed a £5m move to Carrow Road.
Stokes was on target in the 2-1 friendly defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday but he feels they must take responsibility as a team for keeping the goals flowing.
"I always try to score as many goals as possible but we are all going to have to dig in and try to chip in," he said.
"Over the last three or four years, we have done that. We've got plenty of players in the team, even from midfield, who can score goals.
"We will all try to do as much as possible. It's on the whole squad. We've got enough players here and we just have to adapt to life without him now.
"We've lost a great player and he was a great lad around the club as well.
"But he's gone now. We have to move on and other people have to take on the burden of scoring goals."
Next up for Neil Lennon's side is a Champions League third round, first leg qualifier with Elfsborg at Celtic Park on Wednesday night.
Elfsborg are well into their domestic season and lie fifth in the Swedish top-flight but Stokes remains confident they can advance in the competition.
"It's going to be a tough game but we fancy our chances," he added.