Alex Jakubiak says making the decision to move to Falkirk on loan was a big decision to make as he continues his footballing development.

The 21-year-old has hit the ground running north of the border, scoring four goals in his first six outings and netted a brace to help his new side past Cove Rangers in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.

Having had varying degree of fortune in previous loan spells, which have taken Jakubiak to Wycombe Wanderers, Fleetwood, Dagenham & Redbridge, Oxford and Braintree, Jakubiak understood the importance of getting his next move right.

“It was a big decision for me,” he told the Watford website. “I’ve been on loan five times before now.

“I found it difficult in Oxford when I was younger, being away from home, but as I have got a bit older, being more independent I think has helped me develop as a person.

“I was told Falkirk were interested just before Christmas and actually went up there on Boxing Day to train with them for a couple of days.

“I was impressed with what I saw, enjoyed it and felt like it was somewhere I could come and develop.”

Jakubiak’s two goals on Saturday came with an accomplished performance and he has scored four in his last three games.

The victory sets up a meeting with Rangers in the next round and the forward spoke of his delight at being able to provide two of the key moments in sealing Falkirk’s’ progress.

“They were early in the first-half and early in the second-half. It pushed us on in tough conditions. The last one killed off the game and put us into the quarter-final,” he said.

“I really enjoyed that feeling of scoring two important goals, goals that were big for the team.

“We have Rangers in the next game at Ibrox. For me that’s a massive game. To play in that stadium in front of those fans. I’m looking forward to it and so is everyone else.”

After making a fine impression early in his Falkirk stay, Jakubiak is looking to continue his form for the remainder of the season.

“I’ve done well to work my way into the team and I want to keep my spot," he said. 

"I’ll keep pushing on and get as many goals as I can before now and the end of the season.” he said.