Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor has sent a message to iconic Football League striker Adebayo Akinfenwa after he made his 150th appearance for Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
The 37-year-old netted twice as the Chairboys drew 3-3 with Peterborough United at Adams Park and his former AFC Wimbledon strike partner Taylor was quick to offer 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 in the comments, Charlton Athletic’s Taylor replied, saying: “Congratulations big bro!!! I musta set 1 of them up, so I’ll take the thanks 😊 😂❤️🙌🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽”.
The pair were part of the Wimbledon team that won promotion to League One during the 2015/16 campaign, with Taylor netting 20 times along the way and Akinfenwa notching eight for himself, including one in the 2-0 play-off final win against Plymouth.
His two goals on Saturday took his tally for the current season to five and his career total to 195.
These are two players who are well woven into the fabric of AFC Wimbledon and with good reason too.
But this is about Akinfenwa. He really is a quite remarkable player. To be playing to the level he is at the age of 37 is incredibly impressive.
He has become a legend at nearly every club he has played at and you sense that will be case again with Wycombe when he moves on.