Millwall's Jed Wallace lifts lid on rejected Middlesbrough bid

Jed Wallace remained at Millwall but ex teammate George Saville moved to the Riverside Stadium
Jed Wallace remained at Millwall but ex teammate George Saville moved to the Riverside Stadium

Jed Wallace has spoken for the first time since Millwall turned down a bid from Middlesbrough for his services in the summer.

Tony Pulis filed a £6million bid for the Lions duo Wallace and Saville last month but it was swiftly rejected, although the latter did eventually sign for Boro on deadline day.

Wallace, however, remained at The Den, and netted his first goal of the season in the 1-1 draw against Leeds United at the weekend and afterwards stated he is proud to play for Millwall.

The 24-year-old labelled Boro's interest as 'speculation', believing 'people like to look into things a bit too much'.

Wallace, speaking to South London Press, said: “I think people like to look into things a little bit too much.

“I set my standards at Millwall very high. Personally, I’m very honest, I know when I play well and I know when I don’t.

“I missed a sitter last week (against Swansea), didn’t play badly, just missed a sitter. I didn’t have my best game but I’m not always going to have my best game.

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“The reality is I was a little bit out of form. I don’t beat around the bush, I don’t think I’m the finished player, far from it. I’ve always said I’m proud to play for Millwall, I’ll always try my hardest when I play for Millwall, whether my shot will go in, whether I win my tackle.

“The bottom line is I will always give my absolute everything, always run my heart out.

“It was different for us as a Millwall group to have all the speculation around us. I’ve got a great relationship with the manager and I’ve always said when I pull the shirt on I’ll play like a fan and give everything I can. That’s all I can do.”