Doncaster decide not to snap up experienced striker after trial
Former Everton striker Victor Anichebe remains a free agent after a trial at Doncaster Rovers failed to result in him landing a permanent deal.
The 31-year-old Nigerian scores 18 goals during a seven-year spell in Merseyside but has been without a club for two years following his exit from Chinese side Beijing Enterprises.
In a bid to get back into football, Anichebe had a trial at League One side Doncaster earlier this season but according to the Sunderland Echo, he did not he not get snapped up by the Yorkshire side.
The Echo says that recent Instagram posts show he is back in Nigeria in Lagos, hinting he has therefore not become a part of manager Darren Moore’s plans for the season ahead.
Speaking in October Moore, who played with Anichebe at West Brom, said: “You’d want to get it those levels where he’s got games under his belt. Match fitness is a completely different thing.
“People can see you in training but when you’re on the football pitch, sprinting, changing directions and reapting it over and over again, your body has to be conditioned to it.”
When asked about the possibility of a deal for Anichebe, Moore added: “Potentially you can do anything with anybody.
“We’ll wait and see. He’s got to up it and get it higher.”