‘No grudges’ – Millwall boss Rowett on Jed Wallace’s Den return with West Bromwich Albion


Jed Wallace heads back to The Den this weekend with Gary Rowett making it clear there are “no grudges” over his decision to quit Millwall.

The 28-year-old attacker turned down a contract extension to leave on a free transfer, signing a long-term deal with West Bromwich Albion.

Wallace is back in SE16 tomorrow but will be in the away dressing room.

“Jed is a really good guy and was a massive factor in our team performing so well over a three-year period,” Rowett told the South London Press.

“He was very open and honest that he felt he probably needed a fresh challenge.

“He went with our best wishes. We were disappointed because we wanted to keep him. But we certainly bore no grudges.

“I think he spoke tongue-in-cheek about that he will get booed for 90 minutes and then get a small clap at the end. I’d prefer we clap him first, for what he has done for the club, and then boo him for the whole game.

“Jed has moved on and we had to move on.

“We respect what he’s done for us – we’ll all say hello and wish him all the best. I’m sure he’ll go on to perform really, really well for West Brom this season – like he has already, he’s been one of their best players.

“It shows his character in a team that hasn’t won lots of games so far. But he’s our opponent at the weekend and that’s about as far as the respect will go.”

Millwall are one point outside the Championship play-offs after their 3-0 win over Watford on Tuesday made it 10 points from a possible 12.

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