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Akinde celebrates double on debut

John Akinde
Akinde has played just seven times for Bristol City since his 140,000 signing

Wycombe Wanderers striker John Akinde scored twice on his debut in the 3-3 draw at Brentford, and then announced he will get better.

The 19-year-old striker, on loan from Bristol City, told BBC Three Counties Radio: "I thought I did well, but I think I could do better.

"Obviously scoring was a real plus for me. Hopefully I can build on that performance."

The former Ebbsfleet player has signed on a month's loan initially.

The powerful striker's second goal has already won him many admirers, but he remained modest.

"It was a good goal," he said. "I thought I'd try and attack the defender, beat him, which I did, then I just had to hit the target. "

However, he was disappointed not to add a third.

"I have scored a hat-trick when I was a lot younger," he said. "It would be good to get one at league level and hopefully I can do that."

Akinde joined Bristol City from Ebbsfleet in unusual circumstances, when fans were asked to vote via the internet whether to sell the promising youngster.

"One day I was training at Ebbsfleet, the next day I was talking to the manager at Bristol City," said Akinde. "It all happened so quickly and it has never happened like that before, with people voting whether I could go or not. It was good.

"I heard about a week ago that Wycombe were interested in taking me on loan and I was all right with that. I just want to get games and Wycombe is a very good club. It was a good move for me.

"[Manager] Peter Taylor knows a lot about the game and working under him will be really good for me.

"The aim is to come here and get as many goals as I can and play well for the whole 90 minutes and hopefully I can just build on that each week. "

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see also
Brentford 3-3 Wycombe
14 Mar 09 |  League Two
Bristol City complete Akinde deal
01 Sep 08 |  Bristol City
Akinde delighted with City move
01 Sep 08 |  Football

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