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Bayo eyes more JPT glory

8 October 2014

Match-winner at Milton Keynes targets Wembley

Bayo Akinfenwa has set his sights on more JPT glory after he struck a dramatic winner for AFC Wimbledon last night.

The striker said it was a “beautiful feeling” to provide Wimbledon supporters with victory in Buckinghamshire and he’s now eyeing up more success in the competition after winning it with Swansea in 2006.

Akinfenwa, who is pictured receiving the congratulations of George Francomb after making it 3-2 at Milton Keynes last night, was in typically upbeat mood when he spoke to Dons Player afterwards.

“I’ve actually won this trophy and scored the winner in the final and it’s a feat I want to repeat with AFC Wimbledon,” said Bayo. “It was a great day out and the final was at the Millennium Stadium then and not at Wembley. The fans get behind you and it’s a great occasion. Whenever you’re in a competition you want to win it and we’re in the last-16 now. We’re aiming to go all the way and we’ll see who we get in the next round.

“I hope the fans keep enjoying this, but as players we have to put the win behind us now because we have a massive game coming up against a team top of the league. Hopefully, we can finish off this week with three points on Saturday.”

Bayo was full of praise for Wimbledon supporters after he became the man who delivered a victory at the third time of asking at Milton Keynes.

“I know there were not that many of our fans there, but you would never have known that,” added Bayo. “They sang their hearts out even when we were 1-0 down and 2-1 behind. To come on and score the winner was a beautiful feeling. I know it’s a cliché, but every single Wimbledon player will say that we did it for the fans.”

Dons Player subscribers can watch the full video interview with Bayo Akinfenwa on our premium channel.

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