MILLWALL’S on-loan winger Jed Wallace told Wolves manager Kenny Jackett he was eager to stay at Millwall before his deal was extended for a further two months earlier in the week.
The 21-year-old has proven a hit with Lions fans with his energy and skill and he said he was “grateful” to be playing for the club.
“I was delighted to get it done,” Wallace said. “I spoke to Kenny and made it really clear I wanted to carry on playing my football here.
“I was desperate to stay, it’s a good fit and I’m enjoying playing for the manager. He gives me that freedom and knows I work hard. He lets me get on with the way I want to play.
“The fanbase is really good as well so it’s a good place for me to play my football. I said that when I signed and that doesn’t change five or ten games down the line. I’m really grateful to be playing for a club like Millwall.”
Meanwhile, after the 1-0 win over Oxford on Tuesday night wasn’t enough to secure a place in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final at Wembley, boss Neil Harris spoke of using the disappointment as fuel for a promotion charge.
And he wants the more experienced members of the squad to set the example for the rest of the season, beginning with Walsall this weekend.
“Anything I ever missed out on as a player I always used it as a positive,” Harris said. “I’ve got some good senior players that can certainly help the group with that.
“There will be disappointment after the result, of course there will. But the real disappointment for me was three weeks ago. We came to win the game and see where it took us. We did that and got very, very close. In the cold light of day it’ll hurt but it’s a positive going into Saturday.
“That’ll be a really tricky one and Walsall aren’t near the top of the league for nothing. They’ve had consistency and have good players.
“We need to regroup and be spirited like we were (Tuesday) night and have that same drive and hunger. We’ll need a little bit more quality than we had in the final third to get another result on Saturday.”