JED Wallace has reaffirmed his commitment to Millwall – after claims Aston Villa have been monitoring him recently.
A national newspaper report this week said Villa had sent scouts to Swansea, where Wallace scored the winner from a free-kick.
The report also claimed Millwall would put a £10million valuation on attacking midfielder Wallace, who has scored seven goals this season, three in Gary Rowett’s first six games in charge.
Wallace has previously been the subject of transfer interest, after Middlesbrough bid for him and George Saville in August 2018. Saville left that window for £8million.
Wallace, 25, has made 147 appearances across three spells at Millwall and scored 23 goals.
“I’ll keep doing what I’m doing now, play every week. I’ve signed here three times, people know how committed I am to Millwall,” Wallace said.
“Whether I play good, bad or indifferent I think the reason the fans respect me is because I leave it all out on the pitch every game. I try my hardest.
“Whoever wants me or doesn’t want me it isn’t going to change how much effort I put into Millwall.
“I’ve got a great manager, I’ve got some of my best friends in that changing room. I’m excited to see what we can do in the future.
“Hopefully we can push on, keep winning games and climb the table.”
“Financially the club’s stable. We’ve got a solid chairman and the foundations are there for the club to be successful.
“There’s no reason when you look at what [sixth-placed] Preston are doing why we can’t do the same.”
Lions boss Rowett told the squad when he took over from Neil Harris that he was excited to be working with them.
Wallace added: “That instils confidence. There’s always one team that surprises. We had a great season the first year we came up. Last year was always going to be difficult but we want to improve every year.
“I don’t think we’re going to win the league but there’s no reason why with the players we’ve got and the togetherness we have that we can’t be ambitious. You’ve got West Brom, Leeds, Fulham, but I don’t see loads of outstanding teams this year. It’s a very tight division, more so this year.
“There’s a busy period coming up and we want to get as many points on the board as soon as possible. We shouldn’t be happy with just staying up, we’ve got better players than that, we should be looking to push on.”
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