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Curtis Weston wary of former team mate Adebayo Akinfenwa who has been in sensational form for new side Northampton.
Curtis Weston is looking forward to a reunion with former Gillingham striker Adebayo Akinfenwa, but insists he won’t be doing them any favours.
Akinfenwa has been in sensational form for his new employees Northampton, who Gillingham take on this Saturday, scoring 17 goals.
He left for the Sixfields last summer having made 44 appearances in a Gillingham shirt, while also scoring 11 goals.
Weston still keeps in touch with the big striker, but insists there won’t be any favours as they look to push on for the play-offs while Northampton have nothing to play for.
“As much as we need it, I don’t think he’s going to be putting anything into his own net,” he said.
Weston came back into the Gillingham squad for the first time against Swindon last Saturday since the incredible 5-4 win against Hereford in February, after recovering sooner than expected from a knee injury.
He is looking forward to a bruising encounter against a player he ranks as the strongest around.
“I’m pretty sure he will be playing, he’s having a good season,” he said. “He needs to score a couple of goals to go top, but we need to keep him out.
“He’s just so strong, you just cannot get around him, he puts his body into you.
“He’s the strongest player I have played with or against.
“I’m sure him and the centre backs will be going at it.”