Adebayo Akinfenwa responds to Ian Holloway

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Adebayo Akinfenwa may not be the most conventional professional footballer in the game, but he most definitely has something about him. 

For football fans, it's quite clear exactly what Akinfenwa occupies: strength, muscle, power...we can go on. It's all pretty much the same thing. There's a reason, of course, why he's nicknamed 'The Beast'.

He's certainly a different type of player, but one that certainly shouldn't be underestimated. Indeed, Akinfenwa has scored goals at near enough every club he's been at and, at 34-years-old, is still producing the goods for AFC Wimbledon. 


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The striker is currently gearing up for a date at Wembley after coming off the bench to inspire AFC Wimbledon overcome Accrington Stanley in their League Two play-off semi-final second leg. The veteran levelled the tie with a thunderous header before Lyle Taylor sealed the victory. 

There was a moment after the game, though, that viewers of Sky Sports found very funny indeed. 

Holloway comedy 

In the studio, former manager Ian Holloway suggested that Akinfenwa had eaten his own twin. As you can see in the clip below, the ex-Blackpool boss couldn't contain his laughter after making the comical comment. 

But Akinfenwa, never one to back down from a challenge, has now duly responded. As you can see in the hilarious video below, 'The Beast' has told Holloway to stop giving away his secrets. 

It's all fun and games with Holloway, of course, but the striker is serious about helping his side secure promotion. 

Akinfenwa dream 

Speaking after the club's play-off victory, he told Sky Sports: "It's massive, it's what dreams are made of. You can see it means so much to everybody affiliated with AFC Wimbledon.

"It's a dream come true but we're not just here to make up the numbers, we want to go to Wembley now and win it.

"This team has been beautiful. It's been an honour to be a part of it and it's a great feeling.

"The gaffer calls it as he sees it - he thought I could make an impact. I've still got a lot to give, I play to my strengths. On my day I'm a handful; (Accrington) knew they played Akinfenwa!"

Akinfenwa and co. will now have their sights firmly set on the play-off final when they take on Plymouth Argyle on May 30. 

Who will secure promotion: AFC Wimbledon or Plymouth? Have your say below! 

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