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Bayo: goals will return

14 November 2014

Striker interviewed ahead of Dons versus Daggers

Bayo Akinfenwa is convinced the goals will start to flow again and that Wimbledon are not far away from being a consistent side in League 2.

The Dons head into tomorrow’s home game against Dagenham & Redbridge looking to end a run of six games without a win in all competitions.

However, Akinfenwa and Matt Tubbs have still struck 17 goals between them this season and “The Beast” believes it’s a matter of time before Wimbledon’s strike force hit another hot streak.

Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Akinfenwa said: “I had a spell when I went eight games without scoring and then I got eight goals in 10 games. I think we still have the most potent strike force in the league and we’re not getting down about things. As long as we keep getting in the positions to score goals then we will be okay. As a team we have to attack and defend better.

“I think it’s just the small percentages we need to get right. We are working hard on the training pitch and it all comes down to consistency more than anything. We have to win our home games and we will be giving everything to do that against Dagenham & Redbridge. We’ve played better against the best sides this season and I don’t know whether that’s a mental thing or not. We want to be looking upwards and not over our shoulders and we will give our all on Saturday.

“Apart from the performances at Wycombe and Northampton, performances have been good. We outplayed Bristol City at times on Tuesday and that showed what we can do.”

Ade Azeez impressed up front during that match at Ashton Gate and Akinfenwa believes that the Dons have two young strikers who could lead the line for Wimbledon in years to come.

“I’ve talked to both Ade and George Oakley and told them they could be the future of AFC Wimbledon,” added Akinfenwa. “Ade has been coming on a lot lately as a substitute, but George is only just coming back after being out injured for a long time. Ade has all the ability to be a top striker because he has pace and power. Ade is only young and I try and give him confidence. When he’s on form he is unplayable.”

 .Team UpdateIf you missed Neal Ardley’s thoughts on tomorrow’s match versus Dagenham, click on 

Dons Player subscribers can watch the full video interview with Bayo Akinfenwa and Neal Ardley’s full update.


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