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Akinfenwa Secured

Akinfenwa Secured

Wimbledon will have, potentially, a very tasty strike pairing in the 2014/2015 season following the confirmed arrival of Adebayo Akinfenwa.

The 32-year-old striker was offered a new contract with league 1 side Gillingham, where he was in his second spell, but decided against this as he said he wanted the security of a two-year contract, which I would then assume that Akinfenwa has?

Akinfenwa feels that he and the club will 'fit well', telling the official website: 'I just think that AFC Wimbledon and Akinfenwa fit well together.

'I'm looking forward to it and let's do something great.'

He'll form a pairing with Matt Tubbs, who signed on a season-long loan deal, next season looking to match (ideally better) his record of 10-goals in 34-appearances for Gillingham in league 1 last season.

Neal Ardley tried 'very hard' to sign Akinfenwa last season so is delighted to get his man now with him speaking very highly of him and what his strengths are and how he and Tubbs should work well together.

Ardley added: 'I tried very hard last season to get Adebayo in and I'm very pleased that I've finally got my man.

'He is a striker who gets his fair share of goals, which the statistics prove, but what the statistics don't show is how many goals he plays a part in.

'If you put someone alongside him with the finishing prowess of Matt Tubbs then it is clear what we've been trying to do here.

'Adebayo will probably divide opinions in many ways, but I think it's key to point out that he can play football. He's not just a big man who can win headers.'

If Akinfenwa and Tubbs are able to perform as they are expected to there aren't likely to be many teams in league 2 next season with a better strike pairing!

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Writer:AFC Wimbledon Admin
Date:Saturday June 21 2014
Time: 6:10PM

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