Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has sent a message to Football League icon Adebayo Akinfenwa after the Wycombe Wanderers striker made his 150th appearance for the club.
The 37-year-old netted twice as the Chairboys drew 3-3 with Peterborough United at Adams Park and the Villa midfielder was quick to send his thoughts.
Taking to Instagram, writing alongside a photograph of his goal celebrations, Akinfenwa said: “Thank you to everyone who played a part in me reaching yesterday’s milestone. Not a bad way to mark my 150th appearances for @wwfcofficial ⚽️⚽️ & MOTM, shame we couldn’t take all 3pts. In life ppl are always going to doubt u but remember, don’t do it to prove others wrong do it to prove urself right. Proud to be part of this squad.”
And Grealish left a snappy comment, referencing Akinfenwa donning the captain’s armband for the Buckinghamshire club, saying: “Skip dog 👌🏻”, to which the striker replied: “trying to be like u fam 😂💪🏿”.
During those 150 appearances for the Chairboys, Akinfenwa has notched 48 goals and 32 assists, helping them win promotion from League Two in the process and establish the club in the third tier.
With 12 matches played, Gareth Ainsworth’s side currently sit in second place in League One, with their talismanic striker notching seven goals in the process.
Grealish is somebody who was made in the EFL so it is no shock to see he still has plenty of time for those iconic figures.
Akinfenwa is a colossus and his consistency is truly remarkable. To be 37 and still in the upper reaches of the League One scoring charts is something to be applauded and a lot of footballers could learn a lot from him.
For Wycombe, their impressive run keeps on going and experienced heads like Akinfenwa’s will be absolutely crucial if they are to maintain it.