Akinfenwa dreams promotion to League One

Akinfenwa dreams promotion to League One
Adebayo Akinfenwa 'The Beast'

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday May 18, 2016. 09:01

Nigerian striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has said he is excited with the prospect of playing at Wembley Stadium to help AFC Wimbledon secure promotion to League One today.

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‘The Beast’, as he is called, Akinfenwa who was torn in the flesh of Accrington defender at the weekend, said making a movie with his team's performance as it is been speculated will be great.

Akinfenwa told The Daily Mail – “It's a beautiful story. It's like a film - I hear they are doing a film. Sometimes you can't write this stuff.

“We are proud of what we have done this season, but we have only done half the job. We will enjoy this but it is only half-time - we've got to finish it on Wednesday.”

The 34-year-old striker compared his team's surprised playoff position to Leicester City winning the EPL.

'It will mean everything to get back to Wembley,” he said. “I think this is a unique club and to get back to Wembley would be such a validation.

“Leicester won the Premier League, it's been such a unique season, so let's dare to dream. We are dreaming at the moment, so hopefully we can go that one step further.

“We don't just want to get to Wembley, we want to go all the way. That's what we have got, a beautiful team spirit.”

Wimbledon surprised many by getting into the play-offs and their progress has raised the intriguing possibility they will be facing arch-rivals MK Dons in League One next season.

Their rise through the divisions has been stunning, leading to the prospect of first league meetings with MK next season.

Akinfenwa added: “It's a bit further down the road but even the prospect of that is something.

“I have realised not only how much in their heart but in their soul our fans dislike MK. Playing in the same league is the stuff of dreams, but we have a few hurdles to go before that.”

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