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Loan star thrilled with three points and wants Daggers stay

09:00 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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Watford youngster scored second goal for the club in victory against Cheltenham

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 is hoping to extend his loan at Dagenham & Redbridge after his initial deal expired following Saturday’s win against Cheltenham Town.

The 18-year-old scored the third goal in the 3-1 win 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 has come to an end, he hopes his current club Watford can come to another agreement with Daggers, who are also interested in keeping the youngster

Jakubiak said: “I would be more than happy to stay. It is a great club and the lads are brilliant.

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the second goal with Alex Jakubiak at Bury (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the second goal with Alex Jakubiak at Bury (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

“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.”

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 on January 17.

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

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

“I thought it would have been more of a battle. But they 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 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.

He was delighted to get on the scoresheet as well, 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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