Could Victor Anichebe fire Bolton to survival?

Phil Parkinson of Bolton Wanderers looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Bristol City at Macron Stadium on February 2, 2018 in Bolton, England.

The 29-year-old could be set for a return to England after leaving Sunderland last summer

Victor Anichebe of Sunderland looks dejected during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on April 26, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England.

Victor Anichebe is being linked with a move to Bolton Wanderers according to the Sunderland Echo. 

The striker, who left Sunderland last summer, is a free agent after leaving Chinese club Beijing Enterprises and looks set for a return to England. 

Bolton lost top scorer Gary Madine to Cardiff City on transfer deadline day and although they brought in Zac Clough and Tyler Walker, the Trotters want to add a more experienced head up front as they try to make up for the goals they lost. 

Gary Madine of Bolton during the Sky Bet League One match between Oxford United and Bolton Wanderers at the Kassam Stadium on March 21, 2017 in Oxford, England.Gary Madine joined Cardiff City in January  having scored 10 goals for the club this season. 

Anichebe has the potential to be a boost to Bolton's survival hopes. The former Everton striker isn't really a prolific goalscorer but he's never played below the Premier League so he may score more in the Championship

He spent last season at the Stadium of Light where an injury effectively ruined his season but he was actually playing well for the Black Cats. He scored three goals for the club and Sunderland won each time he found the net and he was a big miss during his absence. 

Nordin Amrabat of Watford (L) and Victor Anichebe of Sunderland (R) battle to win a header during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Watford at Stadium of Light on December 17,...

Anichebe has the physical capabilities to succeed in the Championship. His hold up play is probably his strong point so he can help provide for the likes of Adam Le Fondre, Clough and Walker. 

Any injuries to a forward will cause Bolton  problems so having someone with Anichebe's experience in their ranks will do no harm at all and he'd be the only on in that team who is a similar style of striker to what Madine was.

It must remembered that Madine wasn't really known as a prolific striker in the Championship before he signed for Bolton so Phil Parkinson could be the man to get the best out of the Nigerian. 

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