Kris Commons is keen for Celtic striker Anthony Stokes to sign a new deal
Celtic midfielder Kris Commons believes striker Anthony Stokes has much to offer the club in the future.
Last Updated: 29/05/13 3:00pm
Stokes produced a Man of the Match performance against former club Hibernian to help Celtic to a 3-0 victory in the Scottish Cup final.
The Irishman, who is on the verge of signing a new contract at Celtic Park, set up two goals for Gary Hooper at Hampden and started the move that led to Joe Ledley's late goal in the final.
Commons has been impressed by the attitude of the 24-year-old, who has impressed in recent weeks despite missing most of the campaign through injury.
"I know that the club have offered Stokesy a new contract, I knew that was in the pipeline. Hopefully he signs it soon," Commons said.
"When Stokesy is fit and is on form he is a real threat whether it is scoring goals himself or setting them up for others. His movement is fantastic, he works hard for the team and he sets us up for goals.
"That was certainly the case at the weekend when he laid on two for Hoops pretty much on a plate. He was tremendous.
"He had a nasty injury this season and missed a lot of the campaign. But he has worked hard in training. He has come back bigger and stronger. His work ethic is paying off for him and he is getting his rewards."