Permanent Millwall switch slim as Jed wants Wolves impact

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JED Wallace has indicated he sees his future at parent club Wolves once his loan spell with Millwall comes to an end.

Wallace played seven times for Kenny Jackett’s side following his summer switch from Portsmouth as an injury suffered in pre-season affected his progress, before he moved to the Lions in January.

The 21-year-old winger has proved hugely popular with Millwall fans, having been on the winning side in six of the nine games he has been involved in so far.

Wallace will return to Wolves after the home game with Shrewsbury on April 9, and a permanent switch to Millwall is unlikely as he is keen to make an impact with the Championship club.

“Wolves was frustrating for me, but I wouldn’t say it’s a closed door,” Wallace said. “There’s a big expectation there, as there is here.

“I think I’ll still have an effect there down the line, maybe six, 12 or 18 months. I still like to think that.

“Obviously I’ve come here and it’s worked really well for me. It’s a similar crowd to Portsmouth. I’ve really enjoyed it here.”

Wallace said he is pleased to be playing in a side with a “winning mentality”, though he joked there is one area of his game that has faltered since last season when he scored 17 goals for Pompey. “My goal record is gone. I was a one-in-three man before I came here and now I’ve blown up, I can’t hit a barn door!

“I was like a goal machine at Portsmouth, shooting left, right and centre.

“It’s funny because I couldn’t cross the road at Portsmouth but now my crossing is good and I can’t score a goal.

“When I first signed for Millwall I thought I would be really bothered about scoring because that’s always been my game. But since coming here I just want to do well.

“At Portsmouth I was in a poor team for two years that wasn’t winning. So to come here and now be in a team that’s winning every week, I don’t really care who scores or assists. I’m just really enjoying being in a winning team.

“For me, it’s the first time really that I’ve been in a team that I’m looking at thinking that we’ve a winning mentality, which is good.”

John Kelly