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Fat chants spur me on - Akinfenwa

Adebayo Akinfenwa
Akinfenwa scored 12 goals in 23 games for Northampton last season

Northampton Town top scorer Adebayo Akinfenwa says that getting abuse from opposition fans about his weight only drives him on further.

Striker Akinfenwa, 26, scored his seventh goal of the season in the 3-1 win over Crewe on Saturday.

He told BBC Radio Northampton: "I just wanted to score so I could shut the fans up behind the goal.

"I know it's a cliche. People say it spurs them on, but it generally does. I badly wanted to score to shut them up."

He added: "Opposition fans are going to give you stick and they did give me stick throughout the game."



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Crewe 1-3 Northampton
04 Oct 08 |  League One
Akinfenwa signs new Cobblers deal
30 May 08 |  Northampton


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