Victor Anichebe joins one of Sunderland's League One rivals for training

A general view of Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland FC during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Fleetwood Town at Stadium of Light on September 8, 2018 in Sunderland,...

The striker left Sunderland in 2017.

Victor Anichebe of Sunderland celebrates his sides win after the final whistle during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Sunderland at Vitality Stadium on November 5,...

Sunderland could face one of their former players, Victor Anichebe, this season.

Anichebe, who left Sunderland at the end of his contract two years ago after Mackems fell out of the top flight, has reunited with his former West Bromwich Albion coach Darren Moore at Doncaster Rovers, according to The Free Press.


But Moore has insisted via the above publication that, for now at least, the Nigerian has only joined the League One side for training.

Anichebe is without a club after leaving Beijing Enterprises in 2018 and does fit the experienced striker bill that Moore is said to be trying to sign.

Darren Moore manager of Doncaster Rovers reacts during the Pre-Season Friendly between Doncaster Rovers and Huddersfield Town at Keepmoat Stadium on July 24, 2019 in Doncaster, England.

The transfer deadline for League One clubs is 5pm on Monday, although Anichebe can still be signing thereafter as he is already a free agent.

Sunderland visit Doncaster on 29 December and host them at the Stadium of Light on 25 January.

Anichebe scored or made four goals in 19 games for Sunderland, after being signed by his former Everton manager David Moyes.

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