DUNFERMLINE have completed the signing of former Dundee forward Alex Jakubiak.

The Englishman, who turned 27 last month, has agreed a deal with the club until the end of the season after spending time training with the squad, and the Pars are hopeful that all the relevant paperwork will be completed in time for him to face Dundee United in tomorrow's SPFL Trust Trophy tie.

It was reported following last month's Fife derby loss to Raith Rovers that Jakubiak was a target for James McPake, who had signed the player for Dundee during his time as manager at Dens Park.

That interest was subsequently confirmed by the Dunfermline boss, who said: "I signed Jakubiak for Dundee. He'd never really had an injury in his career, and then he picked up just the strangest of injuries.

"We never got him back in time really to have a big impact, and I think he would have in the Premiership for us. He finished last season brilliantly for Dundee. I was surprised that they let him go if I’m hones,t but that's not my decision. People go in there and make up their own minds.

"He's in training and he's looking good. We don’t just open the door to everybody to come in and train. The ones that come in, we've done a lot of background on, or it’s like Jak - we know what type of character he is, because we are really conscious not to disrupt this group in any way, if we can help it. To cut a long story short, he is a player I really do admire."

The former Watford youngster, who has also had loan spells with Falkirk, St Mirren and Partick Thistle during his career, was signed for the Dens Park club in 2020, whilst McPake was their manager.

He spent three years with the Dark Blues but, despite scoring in the dramatic final day win over Queen's Park, which gave the Taysiders the Championship title at the expense of their opponents, he left the club in the summer.

Jakubiak had been a free agent, but has now bolstered McPake's attacking options, which come as a timely boost after he revealed Craig Wighton is to visit a specialist in relation to a knee injury that caused him to miss the weekend draw at Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Previously, McPake had spoken of his desire to add players in attack, commenting: "We're desperate to add at the top end of the pitch.

"We know we need to do that but, again, what we can't do is just add for the sake of adding. We've got to go with the targets that we believe can help us. We know we are short at the top end of the pitch."

Jakubiak becomes Dunfermline's eighth signing since returning to the Championship, and follows on the from the loan capture of Owen Moffat, on loan from Blackpool, last Friday.