Lincoln City striker John Akinde has been voted by you as the 50th best player in the EFL.
Over the last month, we have been gathering votes from you to find the best managers and players in the EFL. And after counting the votes, we have discovered you think that Akinde is the 50th best player in the Football League. This is the first time that he has been on the Top 50 Players countdown.
The 29-year-old striker is well known to football fans who follow the lower parts of the EFL as he has played for a lot of clubs in that part. But for many years he struggled and wasn’t able to get the form many hoped from him with one poor stint at Portsmouth sticking out in the mind. However dropping out of the EFL into the Vanarama National turned out to be a good thing for him as he showed some great form while at Barnet and Alfreton Town. It was this form that earned him a return to Sky Bet League Two as he signed for Lincoln last summer.
And it turned out that Akinde was the best signing possible for Lincoln. They needed something extra after missing out on promotion last year and the power Akinde up front helped them to win more games and get promotion. They were also able to become League Two champions meaning that the former Crawley Town striker now has a bit of silverware on the mantelpiece. Now Akinde has the challenge of playing in Sky Bet League One.