Hibernian have released striker Anthony Stokes from his contract after getting into a training ground confrontation with manager Neil Lennon.

Stokes was under contract with the Easter Road club until the summer of 2019 but has now seen it terminated, ending his third spell at the club in controversy.

The Irish striker reportedly broke curfew during the Edinburgh club’s winter training camp in Portugal and has not made a first team appearance since.

Stokes signed for Hibs in August 2017 from Blackburn Rovers and made 21 appearances scoring 11 times for the Edinburgh club.

The 29 year old spent six years at Celtic Park playing 191 times scoring 76 goals, he also spent time on loan at Hibs in season 2009-10 helping Alan Stubbs’ side to their first Scottish Cup win in over a century.

Stokes is now free to sign for any club after Wednesday’s transfer deadline.

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