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Jakubiak wants to help Daggers beat the drop

11:34 03 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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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).

Alex Jakubiak’s loan has been extended until the end of the season and the Watford forward is hoping to keep Dagenham & Redbridge in the Football League.

He went someway to doing that on Saturday by scoring the third goal in the 3-1 win against Cheltenham Town, after earlier strikes by Jamie Cureton and Ashley Hemmings, to seal an important three points.

Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge holds off Northampton matchwinner Ricky Holmes (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge holds off Northampton matchwinner Ricky Holmes (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Although his loan was finished after that match, it was announced on transfer deadline day that Wayne Burnett has managed to prolong the 18-year-old’s stay at Victoria Road until the end of the campaign.

Jakubiak, speaking after the Cheltenham match, said: “I would like to help them not go down and climb the table. I am only 18 so this loan is massive for me.

“When you are at the bottom struggling, like we are, it is important to pick up points from the teams around you so we are climbing out of it. I think it was a massive three points for us against Cheltenham.”

The attacker was introduced in the 35th minute by manager Wayne Burnett after Rhys Murphy suffered an injury during the first half.

Jakubiak was happy he took his chance after acknowledging he didn’t make the most of his starting role against Northampton Town.

He also revealed some words from the gaffer helped give Daggers more impetus after the break.

“We were quite surprised about the way they approached the game considering they are struggling as well,” added Jakubiak.

“I thought it would have been more of a battle. But Cheltenham seemed to drop off from the start and it took us a while to realise how much more we could impose our game on them.

“The gaffer spoke to us at half time and we thought ‘let’s go out there, we are better than them’ and we did it in the end.

“It was a shame Murphs pulled up because he has been brilliant ever since he came back from injury.

“I thought if I am given more time I have got to try my hardest, especially after my performance at Northampton when I started. I didn’t think I took the opportunity well so I had a point to prove here.”

Jakubiak certainly displayed his quality against the Robins. He was a menace for the visitors back four and linked up well with Cureton.

And now that Murphy has departed he should get more opportunities, especially after finding the net on Saturday.

He was delighted to get on the scoresheet, adding: “It was almost the last kick of the game and it topped off the win, but I think it was a great performance by everyone.

“I didn’t realise how close I was to the goal until I cut between two of the Cheltenham players and got to the byline and looked up.

“I cut back and I don’t know why the guy came steaming in there. I just smashed it at the target and as long as you hit the target you have got a chance it can go in and it did and sealed off the win.”

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