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Victor Anichebe predicts big future

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New West Bromwich Albion striker Victor Anichebe believes he has a big future ahead of him and he cannot wait to start working with Steve Clarke at The Hawthorns.

Despite breaking into the Everton first-team near the end of last season, Anichebe secured a £6million move to West Brom this summer and he was able to make his debut this weekend during the club’s 1-1 away draw with Fulham.

During his career, the Nigerian has been questioned because of his finishing and his stats don’t back him up as he only netted 18 goals in 131 appearances for The Toffees, but he is now ready to prove his doubters wrong.

“The sky is my limit but I’m not a selfish player and I don’t need the headlines,” Anichebe told the Birmingham Mail.

“Hopefully I can keep improving. I’m a team player and I have no problem holding the ball up for the team.

“I’m maturing all the time and in addition to holding the ball up well, I want to get on the end of chances.

“I’ll take a battering if that’s what the team need me to do. That’s what I do and I think most people who’ve seen me play know that.”

“Hopefully I can keep doing what I did on Saturday but I want to get some goals as well,” he added.

“I have to mix it up sometimes. If I can keep adding different qualities to my game, I will improve. I have a lot of other qualities to my game as well but when the team need me to I will offer my strength.

“Steve [Clarke] is already telling me to do some different things. He wants me to run in behind defenders. That way people may not be able to predict what I’m going to do. I’m still young and I have plenty of time to improve.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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