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AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley hails 'unplayable' Adebayo Akinfenwa

11 October 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley says in-form striker Adebayo Akinfenwa is "unplayable" at present after his double helped beat Bury 3-2.

The bulky striker scored twice in 12 first-half minutes, following up on his winner against MK Dons in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday.

The brace - which featured a powerful volley and a fine, downward header - took his goal tally to seven in his last six games.

"He is actually a very good footballer and I don't want to use him just as a battering ram, he's a great point of attack, I want to get quality in to him so he can feed off that," said Ardley.

"People talk about his form early in the season, I'll take some of the blame for that because we weren't playing with enough width, we weren't getting enough crosses in and once I started to see that we went to work on it and he has been unplayable since.

"After the joy of midweek, this was the perfect game and we knew we had to do a lot of work without the ball.

"Credit to Bury, I didn't once feel comfortable during the game and credit to my players because they stayed with it and did everything right to see the game out."

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