Former Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has signed for Livingston.

The Irishman joins the Lions on a one-year deal after leaving Persepolis in Iran. Gary Holt, Livi boss, had been hoping to add another striker to his squad and made Stokes a prime target when he became available.

The club confirmed the news on their social media channels earlier this afternoon. They said: "Livingston FC is thrilled to announce the signing of Irish striker Anthony Stokes on a one-year-deal following his departure from Persian Gulf Pro League champions, Persepolis in Iran."

Stokes will wear the number nine jersey at the Tony Macaroni Arena. 

We told recently how East Kilbride boss Stevie Aitken had considered a sensational move for the ex-Celtic, Sunderland and Hibs hitman.