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Alex: We will fight back at Mansfield

PUBLISHED: 17:30 27 February 2015

Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the third goal against Cheltenham Town (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the third goal against Cheltenham Town (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Youngster positive about Daggers chances this weekend

Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge in aerial action against Burton Albion (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge in aerial action against Burton Albion (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Alex Jakubiak believes Dagenham & Redbridge will get back on track against Mansfield Town and Hartlepool United after their unbeaten run was ended on Saturday following a 3-1 defeat to Burton Albion.

The forward, on loan from Watford, scored the opener for Wayne Burnett’s team, but they conceded three times in the final 19 minutes to lose for the first time since January 17.

Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the opening goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the opening goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

But 18-year-old Jakubiak is confident they will get back on track when they visit the Stags.

“The last four games and more we have played teams around us and we have done well to dig ourselves away from the position we were in,” said Jakubiak.

Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the third goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the third goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

“We came up against a team that isn’t involved in the scrap we are involved in (Burton), and I thought we held our own for a bit, but their quality came out on top in the end.

“But at Mansfield we have got to dig deep again and start climbing back up the table.”

Burnett hasn’t changed his starting line-up since winning at York City at the start of the month and that has given Jakubiak several chances.

He is enjoying his starting stint, but is well aware he needs to continue working hard because various players are challenging for his position.

Jakubiak added: “The team hasn’t changed for the last four games so it shows we are doing something right and the manager is pleased with how we have been playing.

“In training even the lads that aren’t involved are working hard to try and get their place back in the team.

“We know, the ones playing, we can’t afford to slip up or get complacent because there is someone right behind us who wants our place in the team.”

Daggers currently have 21 outfield players and it seems the competition for places Burnett has created in the squad is resulting in them knowing they cannot let performances slip.

Ade Yusuff and Joss Labadie have taken turns out of the match-day squad lately – two players who were starting regularly earlier in the campaign – to show the strength Burnett now has at his disposal. Matt Partridge and Damian Batt haven’t been included recently.

The depth appears to have contributed towards Daggers’ recent impressive run and Jakubiak is sure they will put things right on Saturday.

“We’ve done brilliantly over the last five games not to lose and we had a bit of luck along the way and that has run out against Burton, but they are a great side,” he added.

“But hopefully we can put things right at Mansfield.”

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