Wallace wants more goals before Millwall stay ends

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JED Wallace is confident of adding more goals to his Millwall tally after finally getting off the mark in the 3-0 win over Blackpool on Saturday.

Wallace scored a 25-yard free-kick to add to Lee Gregory’s opener, before Steve Morison’s penalty crowned a comfortable win for Neil Harris’ side.

It was Wallace’s first goal for the Lions in his 13th game since his loan switch from Wolves in January.

Harris revealed the winger had been frustrated that he hadn’t found the net before Saturday after he scored 17 goals for Portsmouth last season.

Wallace conceded he felt a sense of relief after seeing his strike sent the ball through Blackpool’s wall and into the back of the net at the weekend. He was disappointed not to have opened his account during the 0-0 draw with Wigan last Tuesday night when Jussi Jaaskelainen denied him with a superb save to tip his goal-bound shot over the bar in the first half before stopping a free-kick from a similar position to the one he scored from against the Tangerines.

But Wallace said his confidence in front of goal hadn’t dropped despite his lack of goals.

"I know I missed chances last Tuesday but I had a lot of good efforts as well. If you don’t believe n yourself then no one else will,” Wallace explained.

“I know what I’m capable of. Jaaskelainen pulled off a couple of good saves against me on Tuesday night. He was unbelievable, like a force field around the goal. Obviously I got a goal (Saturday) and we got three points, so happy days.

“I’m not going to pretend I tried to roll it under the wall because I definitely didn’t. I didn’t hit it as well as the one Tuesday that (Jaaskelainen) saved. It was a big wall so I thought it would have to be unbelievable to get it up and over, so I just hit it.

“I struck it clean enough but it seemed to take an age to go in. It went right through them. It’s happy days for me.

“I’m delighted, it’s a good weight off my shoulders and I think I’ll probably go on to get a few more, hopefully, in the time that I’m here.”

John Kelly