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Jed Wallace keen to impress with Wolves

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Attacking midfielder Jed Wallace is desperate to prove himself at a higher level after becoming Wolves' first summer signing.

The 21-year-old, who has penned a three-year deal, joins after Wolves met a £275,000 buyout clause in his contract at Portsmouth.

Wolves saw off competition from Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton and Ipswich for the Reading-born England Under-19 international.

And Wallace, who was Pompey's 17-goal top scorer this season, is itching to impress in his new surroundings.

He said: "It's a big step from League Two but I'm looking forward to getting going. I'm 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 now.

"I can't wait to get back to work. To play at this level is something I've always wanted, and at a club of this stature too.

"I'm looking forward now to playing for a club like this and am proud to play for a club like this."

What can Jed Wallace do? Take a look at some of his greatest hits for Portsmouth by watching all of his 17 goals in League Two this season.

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Wallace is looking forward to be part of the Wolves midfield for the next few years, saying: "It's a very ambitious club.

"It's 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.

"A lot of players here have proved themselves and now I fall into that bracket of a young player trying to make a good career here.

"There's a good mix here of experienced pros and young players and they had a good season – 78 points and not getting in the play-offs is unheard of!"

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Wallace has scored 30 goals in 121 appearances and, after being top scorer at Pompey for two years in a row, is hoping to continue that form.

He said: "I'm a midfielder who likes to score goals and I managed to get a few last season. I just give it my all, that's what you can guarantee from me.

"I've played a lot of games for someone of my age. For me, now, it's about learning from the players here and are experienced at this level.

"From the people I've spoken to it's a good changing room and I'm really excited and looking forward to it."

Wallace already knows now fellow Wolves midfielder George Saville from playing youth football.

He said: "George is from around my way so I've spoken to him about bits and bobs to do with the club.

"Now I'm signed, I'll be catching up with him some more and looking forward to him giving me a lift into training!

"I'm desperate to do well and from looking on last season you could see the lads here were too with the season they had."

After playing in front of a partisan crowd at Fratton Park, Wallace is also looking forward to playing in front of the Molineux masses.

He said: "I'm used to passionate supporters being at Portsmouth.

"I spoke to people who have played at Wolves and they've said it feels like a big club and Molineux feels like a big arena when you get to play football.

"That's what you want as a player - to play in front of big crowds and to have that pressure, and I'm looking forward to getting a feel for the place."

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