Wycombe Wanderers have confirmed that Adebayo Akinfenwa has signed a new deal with the club.

The 39-year-old, who joined the club in the summer of 2016, has penned a one-year contract extension which will see him back at Adams Park next season.

Bayo, who has helped Wanderers achieve promotion to League One and the Championship in 2018 and 2020, is the club’s record goalscorer in their EFL era (2004-).

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His new deal comes as a huge boost for the Chairboys, following Uche Ikpeazu’s departure on July 2 to Middlesbrough.

Bucks Free Press: Akinfenwa played a huge part in Wanderers' promotion to the Championship in 2020 (PA)Akinfenwa played a huge part in Wanderers' promotion to the Championship in 2020 (PA)

Manager Gareth Ainsworth said: “Bayo has been one of this club’s greatest all-time players and he offers so much on and off the pitch, which is why we’re delighted he’s agreed to stay and be part of our efforts to get back into the Championship.

“Bayo and I have a really close working relationship and we both understand his situation in terms of what he’s able to contribute, alongside his other commitments which we’re fully supportive of as a club.

“The boys love having him around, he’s hugely popular with our supporters and he’s coming back to us fit, sharp and ready to cause headaches to defenders again, like he always does!”

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Following his arrival at Adams Park five years ago, the Beast has played 211 times for the Chairboys, and has scored 55 times.

He only managed one goal in the Championship last season, but his solo strike came with much importance, as it was an injury-time winner from the penalty spot against Bristol City in April.

Bucks Free Press: He has scored 55 times for the Chairboys (PA)He has scored 55 times for the Chairboys (PA)

With that goal, not only did it end a run of 37 matches without scoring, but the fan favourite became one of the oldest goal scorers in Championship history since the EFL was rebranded in the summer of 2004, at the age of 38 years, 11 months, 11 days.

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The oldest goal scorer in the league is Teddy Sheringham as he bagged a strike for Colchester United against Sheffield Wednesday on December 1, 2007, at the age of 41 years, seven months, and 29 days.