Millwall have completed the loan signing of Jed Wallace from Wolverhampton Wanderers. He joins from the Championship side on an initial one-month loan deal.
The 21-year-old midfielder is eligible to make his debut tomorrow in the away game against Oldham Athletic and shall wear the number 25 shirt. Manager Neil Harris expressed his delight at signing Wallace, who has a proven track record in the lower leagues,
“Jed had an outstanding season in 2014/15, as he did the year before, which meant that a long list of clubs were interested in him last summer.
He is certainly a player who we would liked to have signed permanently in the summer but Wolves won the race for his signature.
We’re delighted to get Jed on board. He has real ability, is a hard working boy, and is desperate to play football and score some goals for Millwall.
Jed will provide good competition in the midfield area over the next few weeks.”
It was Wallace’s recent spell with Portsmouth which led to him catching the eye and forcing several higher-league clubs to chase his signing. Although Kenny Jackett won that race, he has found it hard to cement a regular place in the Molineux starting eleven and has even struggled to make the bench in recent times. Last season his 17 goals at Pompey earned him the Player of the Season Award at Fratton Park and also won a spot in the League Two PFA Team of the Year.
Wallace is capable of playing out wide or in more of a number ten role. Expect him to provide competition for places in the Millwall midfield, but considering he has a big point to prove and is desperate to play, he should be starting plenty of games.