Manager Peter Taylor impressed by Adebayo Akinfenwa whose double strike earnt Gills a 2-1 win at Tranmere
Gillingham striker Adebayo Akinfenwa, second left, and his team-mates celebrate their second goal at Tranmere. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Manager Peter Taylor has praised Adebayo Akinfenwa’s attitude while he has been out of the Gillingham team.
Akinfenwa replaced leading scorer Danny Kedwell at Tranmere on Friday and scored both Gills’ goals in the 2-1 win.
“He has been first class all the time,” said the Gills boss, who had not previously started the striker in a league game.
“He has been a touch frustrated he hasn’t started many matches. He understands the situation, though, because when I first got here, Kedwell carried on scoring goals every game and that’s why he was picked. I felt at times it didn’t suit to play them together.
“He has been ever so patient and professional and determined in training.
“We are disappointed Danny is not fit but then all of a sudden Bayo comes in and scores the important goals.
“He will improve on that. He has worked hard in training and on his fitness. He showed what a handful he can be if you get the ball in to him.”
Akinfenwa limped off on Friday night but that was put down to cramp.
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