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Watford forward joins on loan

30 January 2017

Gareth Ainsworth has strengthened his attacking options with the capture of Watford youngster Alex Jakubiak on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old has caught the eye of the Chairboys boss with a string of impressive displays for the Hornets’ under-21 side, and has also enjoyed EFL experience with Dagenham & Redbridge, Oxford United and Fleetwood Town during previous loan spells.
 
Jakubiak is eligible to feature in the Sky Bet League 2 fixture at Exeter City on Tuesday night, but is cup-tied in the Checkatrade Trophy having featured in the competition for Fleetwood earlier this year.
 
Ainsworth said: “Alex is a player I’ve seen a lot of at under-21 level and in senior football, and he’s someone who I believe will suit the way we play. He’s quick, he’s got a good eye for goal and he’s willing to work hard for the team.
 
“We have good competition for places up front but games are coming thick and fast and keeping everyone fit and sharp is a big challenge for us. Bringing in Alex gives us another option and I’m confident he can be another success story for us in the loan market.”
 
Born in England with Polish ancestry, Jakubiak has two international caps for the Scottish under-19s.

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