I would love to see Jakubiak score a tap-in, says Marcus
BRISTOL Rovers striker Alex Jakubiak still has plenty to work on if he is to become a top striker, says assistant manager Marcus Stewart.
Despite the on-loan Watford forward scoring a stunning solo goal in the 89th minute to take the Gas into the third round of the Checkatrade Trophy with a 2-1 win over Swansea City U21s on Wednesday, Stewart warned he has plenty of areas still to work on.
Jakubiak is having something of a personal goal of the season competition in the Checkatrade Trophy, having belted in a stunning firsttime blast in the 2-0 group-stage victory over Yeovil Town before fin- ishing at the end of a 60-metre run, which saw him beat two defenders and the goalkeeper, at the Liberty Stadium, on Wednesday night.
“I would love to see him get a tap-in,” said Stewart said.
“I would love to see him make a run off the ball and receive it and get a tap-in with one, two or three touches.
“But, like we have seen, he has got that match-winning ability when the ball is at his feet, you think something is going to happen. That is what he has got about him.
“He is a young lad (22), and I am trying to get into his head it is not all about scoring the best-looking goals from 20 yards and after 50 yard runs, it is about trying to be a striker who gets all types of goals.
“Saying that, I do understand there are strikers who get goals in different ways, but if you can get them in all ways you will be a top striker.
“The way he has got goals for us can’t happen 20 times a season and it won’t, so he has to find another way of scoring goals to keep ticking along. Not every player, apart from Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, can keep running from 30 yards to get more than 20 goals a season.”
Alex Jakubviak, left, is congratulated on his goal against Swansea City Under-21s by Ed Upson