Alex Jakubiak was injured against Inverness in December – but the former Watford striker wants to restart his ‘longer project’ ambitions at Dundee in the Highlands.

Jakubiak was signed permanently by Dundee in the summer from Watford, having left the Hornets nine times on loan. But after recovering from a torn tendon in December against Dundee’s opponents this evening, the forward could return to action at the same ground.

Jakubiak had nine loan spells away from Watford. (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Getty Images)

He’s looking forward to the long-term with Dundee: “I feel good, strong and sharp. I have been working hard and I am raring to go. For me, I have been as excited as I can be through this injury. I have tried to help the team, I’ve been itching for ages! I have been on the bench now so hopefully I can get some minutes in the final games.

“I want to help the team as much as I can. It’s going to be a mental test for me going back up to Inverness as that’s where I did my injury. But I am stronger now. I tore the tendon in my quad and it was a grade four tear, quite bad. I had surgery in January and since then my recovery has been smooth.


“I didn’t think it was that bad as the next day I felt better. The initial timeframe was the end of the season so its credit to the medical staff. I have managed to stay at one club this season too! That’s been the story of my career, being at Watford and bouncing out on loan.

“But I wanted to be part of something going forward rather than going out on loan. There’s a longer project for myself being here.”

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