Doncaster Rovers: Darren Moore addresses Victor Anichebe's future

Darren Moore insists nothing has changed with the situation of former Premier League striker Victor Anichebe who continues to train with Doncaster Rovers.

Thursday, 5th September 2019, 6:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th September 2019, 10:43 pm
Victor Anichebe

The Free Press understands Rovers have discussed terms with the 31-year-old over a potential deal.

But boss Moore says there are still plenty of factors at play that will determine whether the former Everton and West Bromwich Albion forward commits his future to Rovers.

“It’s a two-way thing in terms of him training,” Moore said.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

“He’s got to like the environment, it could be as well.

“We might need to see him in more games, you’ve got to remember things like that.

“Training is really good to have but games are a different aspect.

“You’ve got to look at all aspects when you’re making a wholesale and concrete decision going forward.”

Moore says Anichebe will continue to train with Rovers. The Nigeria international has been without a club for 18 months after his contract at Chinese second tier side Beijing Enterprises.

“He’s training with us,” he said.

“We made it quite clear – he’s come back in, after a spell overseas, he's come in.

“I worked with Vic at my previous employers and I know Victor well.

“He’s just been coming in and having some training and blowing off the cobwebs if you like.

“It still remains like that.

“If something changes with that we'll keep you well informed and up to speed.

“At the moment he’s training with us and long may it continue.”