I would love to see Jaku­biak score a tap-in, says Mar­cus

Bristol Post - - SPORT - John EVELY [email protected]­plc.com

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

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