'I don't want to say too much about him' – Why Millwall midfielder won't over-praise team-mate

SHAUN Williams joked that he didn’t want to build Jed Wallace up too much in case it increases attention on the Millwall attacker.

Wallace has been involved in nine goals in his last nine games and assisted Williams’ strike at Birmingham on Saturday.

Wallace has seven goals and four assists this season and has been nominated for the PFA Championship player of the month award for November.

A newspaper report on Monday linked Aston Villa with a potential £10million bid for him in January.

“He’s been fantastic, to be fair,” Williams said. “Even in training he looks like a different player, he's scoring all sorts of goals and he's our main man.

“I don’t want say too much about him in case other teams come sniffing about him, but it’s nice he's done well.

“He seems like he has a new lease of life and I think the gaffer and staff have given him the confidence to really push on.”

Williams also praised Jiri Skalak, who played 85 minutes on his first start since August, and revealed he spoke to midfield colleague Jayson Molumby after the 2-2 draw against Wigan.

Williams said: “I think he Molumby needed to perform after the Wigan game, we had a chat. Normally he’s great, he’s a young lad as well still learning the game, so if I can help him improve and the more he plays the better he’ll get.

“Skally did well, his first start since Fulham. Obviously when you’ve been out for quite a while it is hard to get back into it once the season's fully started. He did well to play for as long as he did.”

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John Kelly