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Gillingham striker Adebayo Akinfenwa linked with transfer-deadline move back to former club Northampton Town

By Andrew Gidley
Adebayo Akinfenwa celebrates scoring the second Gillingham goal against Tranmere

Gillingham's Adebayo Akinfenwa has been linked with a move back to his former club Northampton Town

The Sixfields club, battling to preserve their Football League status, are reported to have made a bid for their former striker late on Wednesday evening.

According to The Northampton Chronicle & Echo, talks are said to be "ongoing" ahead of the transfer deadline which ends at 5pm on Thursday.

The 31-year-old striker posted a Twitter message responding to Cobblers fans saying: " “I have to say I’m feeling the luv from all the #ntfc fans truss me it means a lot. Whatever happens have faith the team will survive #BMO.

“Come back Bayo and help us survive this season." was one posting made by a supporter.

Akinfenwa has had two spells with Cobblers previously, making a total of 168 appearances hitting 71 goals, before moves to Priestfield. He re-joined Gillingham last summer, and has scored nine goals in 28 appearances this term.

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