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#ASKADELAKUN

2 April 2014

Thanks for the questions you send in last week. Here is how Hakeeb Adelakun responded to a selection of them.

@AndySLO58 asks: What, if anything, did you know about Scunthorpe - both the club and town - before you moved here?
Adelakun says: “I didn’t know but about the club or the place before I originally joined but now I know that they are a great club with aspirations of getting promoted.”

Harry Maxfield Bradshaw asks: How does it feel to be out of college to live the dream?
Adelakun says: “It is very exciting and I love it, there is nothing better than waking up in a morning knowing that you’ll be playing football.”

Tom Moulds asks: What other clubs could you have chosen? And what made you choose Scunthorpe over the other clubs?
Adelakun says: “There were quite a few clubs that I could have gone to but I’m not going to name them. I had a trial with a number of different teams but I chose to move away from London as it would help me become more independent.”

Chris Pocklington Jr asks: Which player do you look up to the most and who do you aspire to be?
Adelakun says: “When I was a really young child I always looked up to Thierry Henry and I really wanted to be like him but as I grew up more I saw Ronaldinho as my idol.”

Christina Moore asks: How fast can you run the 100 metres?
Adelakun says: “When I was in year nine I did it in 12 seconds but I don’t time myself now.”

George Dawson asks: Who looks after you the most?
Adelakun says: “There are a lot of players here that look after me a lot but I would have to say that Eddie Nolan has been one of the best at helping me find my feet. He is always communicating with me both on and off the pitch.”

Nick Duff asks: When you are on an away trip, who do you share rooms with?
Adelakun says: “The last away trip we went on I shared a room with James Alabi but those sorts of things change on a regular basis so I don’t have one specific roommate.”

Leanne Halliday asks: How do you feel about being such a young player doing well in a Scunthorpe side and having scored a few goals?
Adelakun says: “It’s a great feeling to be honest. I just love being a professional football player and to have already scored twice in my first season, which is a great achievement. It took a bit of
adjusting to though as youth team football isn’t played at the pace that first team football is.”

Kurtis Gollings asks: Did you have a good spell as a youth at West Ham and was you excited to join the Iron?
Adelakun says: “It was a good experience for me at West Ham United but I wasn’t really there for that long.”

Garry Horton asks: Had you planned the goal celebration for your first league goal?
Adelakun says: “That celebration had been in my mind for a while and it wasn’t the first time I had done it. I had done back flips before when it came to celebrating other goals that I had scored for the youth team.”

Elizabeth Jackson asks: Who is your best friend at the club and in football in general?
Adelakun says: “My best friend in football doesn’t play for Scunthorpe but he does play for Notts County’s youth team. He is Alex Kenlock.”

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