We need Anichebe in our relegation fight – Sunderland coach, Moyes
Sunderland manager, David Moyes, has said that Victor Anichebe is one of the players he is banking on, to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season.
The Nigerian striker has scored three times in the league, but has been unavailable for the Black Cats since New Year Eve, when he picked up a hamstring injury against Burnley.
Sunderland are currently 19th on the table.
Aside Anichebe, Moyes also mentioned injured goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, as another key squad member.
“We’ve lost one or two people who were key in our winning run – Victor and Jordan – and they are both really important players,” Moyes said during his Friday’s pre-match press conference.
Moyes revealed that Anichebe, Steven Pieneer and Jack Rodwell’s availability is still an uncertainty for the game against West Brom.
“I’m not sure if anyone will be back. There was only a chance with Steve Pienaar and Victor Anichebe.
“Jack Rodwell should be okay. He had a slight problem with his knee but a scan revealed there was nothing there.
“Jordan Pickford sees a specialist next Tuesday and he’ll be the one to tell us if he’s in the clear to come back.”