Stokes backed for Kilby re­vival

East Kilbride News - - SPORTS -

Former East Kil­bride winger Chris Humphrey has urged An­thony Stokes to con­sider a ca­reer re­boot at the K-Park.

Ahead of a switch to Liv­ingston, the Low­land League side opened the door for shock swoop for the striker with boss Ste­vie Aitken stat­ing:“If we could make a pitch and a deal could be done, we would do it.”

How­ever, the former Celtic star is on the look­out for a new club af­ter the 12-month con­tract at the Tony Mac­a­roni Sta­dium was ripped up just three weeks into his deal.

Humphrey was plagued by in­juries dur­ing spells at the Hibees and Bury be­fore mak­ing the move to La­nark­shire non-league side and lift­ing the Low­land League ti­tle.

He reck­ons Kilby could be the per­fect fit for the 32-year-old af­ter the Livi pit stop.

The former Mother­well and Hibs star, who also played for Gretna 2008 and Kelty Hearts in tier five, said:“East Kil­bride was a fan­tas­tic en­vi­ron­ment with some fan­tas­tic own­ers at the club as well.

“Paul and James [Kean] would do any­thing for you and they re­ally looked af­ter me when I was at the club.

“They are loyal and look af­ter the play­ers that they sign. I think An­thony would re­ally en­joy it there.

“The qual­ity of the Low­land League is get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter. Peo­ple who have had in­jury prob­lems, or com­ing to the end of their ca­reer, or need to bounce back, it would be a fan­tas­tic club and league for him.

“It’s very com­pet­i­tive and he’d be sur­prised by how good the stan­dard is.”

Trans­fer talk An­thony Stokes

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