Jed Wallace has spoken of his pride after sealing a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers this week for an undisclosed fee.Wolves have signed the 21-year-old on a three-year deal after Wallace shone for Portsmouth in Sky Bet League 2 in the 2014/15 campaign. The creative midfielder scored 17 goals in all competitions for Pompey this season and claimed eight assists, contributing to over a third of the club’s goals.
Wallace now believes he is ready to make the step up to the Sky Bet Championship for a Wolves side that narrowly missed out on making the Play-Offs this term.
“It’s a big step for me from League 2 but I am looking forward to getting going,” said Wallace, speaking to the club’s official website.
“I am desperate to prove myself at a higher level. The gaffer here has given me a chance which I really appreciate.
“I’m looking forward now to playing for the Wolves fans and giving my all for them. It is a club going in the right direction and hopefully I can break into the team and be a part of that over the next few years.”
Despite his youth, Wallace made over a century of appearances at Portsmouth and is therefore used to playing in front of big crowds at Fratton Park. However, he is relishing the step up to Molineux and performing on the big stages week in, week out.
“That is what you want as a player, to play in front of big crowds and to have that pressure, and I’m looking forward to it,” added Wallace, who was voted into the 2014/15 PFA Sky Bet League 2 Team of the Year.
“To play at this level is something I have always wanted to do, and at a club of this stature too. I need to kick on and start achieving as much as I can here.”