West Brom FC striker Victor Anichebe says he will not be “fighting the world” in a bid to force his way into coach Steve Clarke’s plans.
The 25-year-old Nigeria international, who joined the ‘Baggies’ from Everton on transfer deadline-day, opened his goalscoring account on his ninth appearance for the club scoring in the fourth minute of injury-time in a 3-2 home defeat to Manchester City.
The Olympic silver medalist grabbed his goal after coming on for Shane Long, who has been selected more by Albion boss, Clarke, due to the Nigerian’s injury and form.
Anichebe hopes to work harder to fight his way into the squad, but admits he is not running out of patience, saying: “I’m going to keep working hard and we’ll see where that gets me.
“Longy has played really well, so has Sess (Stephanie Sessegnon). He scored some great goals against Villa and Chelsea. If someone is playing well, then sometimes you have to wait for your chance.
“I was playing well after Manchester United and I’ve had a few niggling injuries since then. That knocks you off your feet for a couple of games.”
(Culled from the Birmingham Mail)