Akinfenwa firm on future
By Pete Allison
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Swansea striker Adebayo Akinfenwa insists he will not be leaving the club in January.
Swansea City striker Adebayo Akinfenwa insists he will not be leaving the League One side in the January transfer window, despite falling out of favour with manager Kenny Jackett.
The 24-year-old came close to leaving Swansea in the summer, but despite making only five starts this season, he insists he is not going anywhere.
However, Akinfenwa admits to becoming increasingly frustrated with his lack of first-team opportunities.
"It's been frustrating because no-one wants to sit on the bench," he said.
"Everyone wants to play, but you just have to take it in your stride.
"As for January, I'd love to stay. Swansea's a good club. The players, the management, the way the club is run - they can do big things. But I believe that what's meant to happen will happen."
Despite his reluctance to leave, the striker's contract expires at the end of the season, and his club may well look to cash in on him rather than let him leave for free in the summer.
"I'll leave it in the hands of God as to whether I'm here after that," he continued.
"It's the same when I'm not in the side or I'm in the side. What's meant to be will be."
Akinfenwa also insisted that his lack of first-team action is not down to an argument with Jackett.
"He speaks to me every day and I don't feel isolated. He tells me that when I'm fit, I'm a good player."
Meanwhile, manager Jackett has also expressed his desire to keep Akinfenwa at the club.
"I've only got three centre-forwards," he said.
"I'll be looking to add to that in January, not take away. I certainly hope he's staying."