Adebayo Akinfenwa: Gillingham re-sign ex-Northampton striker

Adebayo Akinfenwa

League One side Gillingham have re-signed former Northampton Town striker Adebayo Akinfenwa on a one-year deal.

The 31-year-old, who was released by the Cobblers in May, scored 17 goals in 51 appearances last season.

Akinfenwa spent the 2010-11 campaign with the Gills, scoring 11 goals during his spell at Priestfield Stadium.

Manager Martin Allen told the club website:external-link "It is my gut feeling that he will do well in a Gillingham shirt, playing for the club that he loves."

He added: "Opposition teams cannot handle him or deal with him.

"I'm sure, with the passion of our supporters, that he will respond on the big stage called Priestfield.

"He will be a very valuable member of our squad, on and off the field."

Akinfenwa posted on his Twitter account:external-link "It's official I am now a Gillingham FC player.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead and looking forward to bring #BMO [Beast Mode] to Priestfield."

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