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Determined Jed Wallace driven by unfinished business

16 May 2017

Lions winger excited for first trip to Wembley

Jed Wallace may have been one thousand miles away from Wembley stadium on the day Millwall fell to Barnsley, but the Lions winger says he "felt the disappointment" of last season's Play-Off Final defeat as much as any player on the pitch.

Wallace was recalled early from his first loan spell at The Den by Wolverhampton and played no part in the conclusion to the 2015/16 season.

"There's definitely some unfinished business for me there," Wallace told millwallfc.co.uk.

"I missed out last year because my loan spell was up. I was on the beach listening to the Final on holiday and was really hoping that the boys could push on and get promoted.

"I know the team are still a bit disappointed with how it ended last year but we have a chance to put that right this weekend. That's driving me and I know it's driving the team so hopefully we can go one better on Saturday."

And although the chance to play at the national stadium in front of a packed house is a boyhood dream for the loanee, the 23-year-old won't let himself be overawed by the occasion.

"It's the first time i've had the chance to play at Wembley and it's definitely somewhere you dream of playing one day," he added. 

"You want to play in front of big crowds and in these high stakes games but I have to block that out and treat this like a normal match.

"We know we can beat anyone in this division on our day. Hopefully Saturday is one of those days."

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