The 33 year old ended speculation about him leaving the club earlier this week by signing a new deal at Kingsmeadow.
Despite the Dons slipping away from the playoffs in the second half of the season, Akinfenwa netted 15 goals from 50 appearances, including the winner against fierce rivals MK Dons and a goal against Liverpool in the FA Cup.
In an exclusive interview for the clubs official website, Akinfenwa backed manager Neal Ardley to bring in the right players for next season.
“On a personal note football is AFC Wimbledon and I want to achieve something here,” said Akinfenwa to the club website.
“I want to get promotion with Wimbledon next season. I scored goals and sampled the love from the fans last season. It is a cliché, but I want to achieve something for the supporters. I was involved in 52 games last season and that reflects the manager’s training methods and his attention to detail.”
“Though I did not get as many goals near the end of the season, I still felt strong and I continued to make a contribution. I am a firm believer in the manager. He is our general and we are his soldiers and he will lead us to success. We were still in with a shout of the play-offs until about six games from the end of last season so hopefully we can go closer next season.”
Akinfenwa added that “the future is bright for AFC Wimbledon,” as the club look to recruit some new players in the summer.
Akinfenwa signed from Northampton Town last summer, and has been a hit with the Dons faithful during his time at Kingsmeadow.
“I would like to think that the fans here know I am genuine person. I did not want to string anyone along (about signing a new contract), but I had to weigh up a few options. AFC Wimbledon were always out in front, but I had to sit down and look at what was best for myself, the club and my family. Thankfully, it came down to staying here being the best thing for me.”
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