"I am not a small guy - I will be the first to say it," he admitted. "Everyone has got a perception of what a footballer is and, because I am a certain size, that I can only play one way - as a battering ram.
"More than anything I prefer the ball on the floor. I think I play my best football on the floor.
"There is a delicacy to this big giant.
"It is society and the world. There is a perception. We all do it and have perceptions of individuals.
"Anyone who has watched me over my career knows there is more than just a battering ram."
Meanwhile, Akinfenwa has described teammate Cody McDonald as "the best striker in League One".
Adebayo Akinfenwa and Cody McDonald (right) scored 36 goals between them for Gillingham in 2010-11 and are both back at the Priestfield Stadium this season
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