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Bayo salutes squad depth

22 September 2015

Forward pleased with options up front

Bayo Akinfenwa believes AFC Wimbledon has a good enough squad to challenge this season, but he says it’s important that no one gets carried away.

Five games without defeat in League 2 has raised hopes that Wimbledon can be competitive in the top half of League 2 with Neal Ardley having assembled a squad that Akinfenwa is delighted to be a part of.

“I have said time and time again that we have a good team spirit here and a very good squad,” Akinfenwa stated. “The manager has got the ability to change it when things are not going right. When we need pace up front he can bring on Ade Azeez and we still have Lyle Taylor to come back after suspension.

“We extended our unbeaten run to five games and we want to keep that momentum going. It’s always nice to score the winner in the last minute because it is more dramatic, but we have to go again. We are not going to get too excited and we will try to keep level-headed. It’s important to stay calm whether we win or lose, but we are in a good place at the moment.”

That was certainly helped by a dramatic last five minutes against Notts County, which included a third goal of the season for Akinfenwa.

  “I was happier when Dannie Bulman scored because it had been very frustrating up until then,” he added. “They only had one chance in the first half when they scored and one in the second half when McLeod headed wide. When Dannie scored we were in the ascendancy. I cannot remember too much about my goal, apart from Ade putting in a cross and managing to get my head to it. It was nice because I think I dunked on the brother who said that he was going to bench press me! It was nice to get the winner and we will look forward to the next game.”

Picture credit: Stuart Butcher, Pro Sports Images.

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