Johnson hails Akinfenwa style

Akinfenwa: May lead Cobblers in future

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Northampton boss Gary Johnson has heaped praise on highly-rated striker Adebayo Akinfenwa, saying he is virtually "unplayable".

Akinfenwa is the Cobblers' top scorer this season, with five league goals, but he has also weighed in with assists, creating both goals in their 2-1 win over Barnet on Saturday.

"He's got that presence and what normally has to happen is that two people have to mark him, and if he's got two on him then you have one spare somewhere," Johnson told the Northampton Chronicle & Echo.

"That's the way he is. He's not a tubby lad, he's muscular and well built and that's his game.

"When he really puts it in he can be unplayable and at times in the second half at Barnet he was unplayable.

"Not only that but he is going to be a leader for us. He talks to the other lads a lot and he's very good from that point of view."