Barnet boss Martin Allen comments after reports linking John Akinde with Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly looking to sign John Akinde from Barnet in the January transfer window.

According to Get West London, Wolverhampton Wanderers are tracking Barnet striker John Akinde.

Kenny Jackett’s side are looking to sign a forward following the departure of Benik Afobe to Bournemouth.

And after Akinde was left out of Barnet’s squad at the weekend, it was suggested that the target man could be set for a move to Molineux.

However, Bees boss Martin Allen has refuted these claims, suggesting that the powerful striker was only left out of his side’s match against Carlisle United due to injury.

"John Akinde had a tight hamstring all week," he said.  “He said to me before the game that it didn't feel right. If John is not right, he won't play. He has to be looked after and managed."

Wolves could still make a move for Akinde in the future, if they are interested in the 26-year-old that is.

The former Portsmouth man has spent most his career in the lower leagues, but since moving to Barnet he has been a prolific scorer.

Akinde has notched 41 times in the 70 matches he has played for the Bees so far, and his power would make him a different style of striker to the current options that Jackett has in his squad.

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