As published by bucksfreepress.co.uk
Wycombe Wanderers forward Adebayo Akinfenwa paid a glowing tribute to his team-mates as the Blues pulled off a crucial win against fellow strugglers Southend on Saturday.
Akinfenwa scored both goals in the second half and his all-round play caused the Shrimpers some real headaches but he focused on the rest of the players who more than played their part on a fantastic victory.
He said: “I have been in the game for a while and goalscorers always get the headlines but I promise you I can go from back to front.
“Rocky’s positioning was second to none, I thought the back four were solid and I can’t speak any more highly about Gapey [Dominic Gape] and Curtis Thompson.
“The way they got around the pitch was amazing and Al [Alex Samuel] doesn’t stop running.
“The plaudits should be going to the team in itself because I felt off the back of the run we have been going on, I thought we outplayed Charlton and took it to Portsmouth in the second half.
“It is nice to get the victory as it has been a long time. A huge shoutout to the fans as they were in voices and we wanted to win for them.”
Akinfenwa’s first goal, in particular was a sublime finish, but he admitted he couldn’t remember too much about his first goal.
He joked: “I thought Scotty [Kashket] shot because that is what he normally does.
“I remember it going across and I thought just make solid