By Coral Barry

Anthony Stokes has agreed a three-year deal with Blackburn after he was released by Celtic, according to a report.

The striker was set free by Celtic last week after six years at the club but is now set to get his career straight back on track with a move to Ewood Park.

The Daily Express claim the 27-year-old is due at Blackburn for a medical in the coming days and has already agreed a deal in principle with Rovers.

Brendan Rodgers ended the former Republic of Ireland international’s career at Celtic despite Stokes insisting he wanted to be part of his new regime.

Stokes still had a year left to run on his Celtic contract, but after spending the second half of the season on loan at Hibernian, Rodgers decided his time with the Scottish giants was up.

The striker was shipped out to Hibernian after he posted several tweets criticising then Celtic manager Ronny Deila and has been involved in several other bust-ups at the club down the years.

However, Stokes was impressive while at Hibernian, scoring ten goals in 27 appearances and has now been snapped up by Blackburn after they fended off competition from Rotherham and QPR for his signature.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops have lost out in their pursuit of this midfielder.