Moyes: Sunderland Need Fit Anichebe For Relegation Battle

Moyes: Sunderland Need Fit Anichebe For Relegation Battle


By James Agberebi:

Sunderland boss David Moyes says Nigerian forward Victor Anichebe is nearing a return to the team after being sidelined with injury.

Anichebe has been out since January after suffering knee ligament damage in Sunderland's 2-0 loss to his former club West Bromwich Albion.

Moyes whose Sunderland side are bottom in the Premier League table, stated that getting Anichebe back into the team as they fight to avoid relegation is a no brainer.

"Victor Anichebe is getting closer," Moyes said in Friday's press conference ahead of Saturday's Premier League away clash against Watford.

"He's been in America and now he's back he's started training. We need him and Catts (Lee Cattermole)."

Moyes also revealed the latest on other injured players.

"International players are okay. John O'Shea took a fair rattle in his game but we think he's okay. Oviedo, Larsson returned fine," Moyes explained.

"I'm not sure Catts will be in the squad. He's missed the whole season and we're now in April, so we have to make sure he's right.

"Lamine Kone has trained this week. It wasn't anything too serious, Burnley just came a few days too soon."

Moyes says Sunderland must start winning their remaining games, starting with the clash with Watford  in order to avoid being relegated.

"We go into these games knowing we have to win them because they are running out. No half measures," he said.

"Watford are a powerful team. I think they've done fine and they have some good players in their team, so it'll be a tough game."

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