Bristol Rovers manager Graham Coughlan wants Watford youngster Alex Jakubiak on loan for a second season and would like to sign him permanently. 

Speaking to Bristol Live, the Rovers boss said he is trying to bring the player back to the memorial stadium after he scored five goals in 44 games in his last loan spell. 

The 22-year-old has spent time on loan with the likes of Braintree, Oxford, Dagenham and Redbridge, Fleetwood Town, Wycombe Wanderers and Falkirk since 2014 when he first signed pro terms with the Hornets. 

Coughlan said he wants to see the player back in Bristol next season and would eventually like to see him become a permanent member of the Rovers squad. 

“I will still pursue Alex," said Coughlan.

"Alex was a quality player for us, Alex is a young player.

“I would love to get these players permanently, I would love them to be our players.

“I am not a lover of coaching and developing other team’s players but it is a necessity sometimes.

“The pursuit of other players, including Alex Jakubiak will continue. If we are successful then great, if we don’t then we have got enough players to work with.”