It’s good to talk

Adebayo Akinfenwa hailed the impact of sports psychologist Ashley Lawrence for helping to transform his Gillingham career.

Ashley Lawrence was brought in after Gillingham hit their lowest point of the season in early November with the FA Cup first round defeat to Dover.

Akinfenwa, who walked off to a standing ovation on Tuesday during the 3-0 win over Port Vale, has been helped by the openness that has been encouraged at the club.

The striker said: “He (Ashley Lawrence) has made a massive difference by just sitting down and talking.

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