Alex Jakubiak is looking forward to settling himself in one location after making a permanent move to Dundee following his time at Watford.
The striker joins James McPake’s side on a two-year deal following the expiry of his Watford deal. It’s striker reinforcement at Dens Park following the departures of Kane Hemmings and Andy Nelson this summer.
This will be Jakubiak’s third spell in Scottish football, having spent time with Falkirk and St Mirren most recently. In total, the forward had nine separate loan moves away from Watford but now has his first permanent club since going pro at Vicarage Road in 2014.
Earlier in the window, Jim Goodwin said that it was going to cost Premiership St Mirren too much to bring Jakubiak back to Paisley. For Dundee, a rung below on the SPFL ladder, to snap him up is a real coup.
He’ll be tasked with firing in the goals that will aim to get Dundee back into the Premiership, having missed the chance to contest the play-offs last term due to the early termination of the 2019/20 season. The forward says he’s looking forward to having a permanent home after proving he can score goals in Scotland during previous loan stints.
“I think it’s somewhere I can come and enjoy myself,” he said (Dee TV). “After being on loan so many times this is my first permanent club after Watford and a good opportunity for me to stamp my mark down.”
“It’s always hard when you are on loan. As much as you want to do well for yourself and the club that you are at, there is always that bit in your mind that ‘I am going back in six months or I’m going back at the end of the season.’
“I think without that playing on my mind it makes it that bit easier to get down and focus because I’m going to be here for the long haul. I think I did well at my time at Falkirk, I was only there for four months but I showed I could scored goals in this league. Last season at St. Mirren, performances were more important to me at the time.”