Victor Anichebe responds when asked whether he's sticking with Sunderland

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Victor Anichebe's current contract at Sunderland expires at the end of the season.

Sunderland's Victor Anichebe celebrates scoring their third goal

Victor Anichebe has kept his cards close to his chest, when asked whether he will stay at Sunderland next season by the Sunderland Echo.

Anichebe’s current contract at the Stadium of Light is due to expire in the summer, and it remains to be seen whether Sunderland will offer the Nigerian a new contract.

Anichebe has shown flashes of class during his time with the Black Cats, but his season has been plagued with injury.

And when asked if he will stay with Sunderland next term, the former Everton striker said: “I’m not thinking about it at the moment, I just need to stay fit and help us get some wins, for the fans here and our ourselves.”

Anichebe’s future could depend on what division Sunderland are playing in next season.

Sunderland’s Premier League status is looking far from secure, with David Moyes’ side currently at the bottom of the table.

Sunderland look set to be relegated, with the North East side currently nine points adrift of safety.

The Black Cats are next in action on Wednesday, when they take on Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium, and Anichebe is likely to start.

Sunderland's Victor Anichebe celebrates scoring their third goal

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