Jed Wallace | Being captain is a pleasure & massive honour

Jed Wallace walking out of the tunnel at The Hawthorns in the home kit with the captain's armband on with two Baggies mascots

Jed Wallace has described the responsibility of being captain of West Bromwich Albion as a “massive honour” and a “pleasure”.

The Baggies No.7, who arrived in the summer of 2022, was handed the armband ahead of the first game of the 2023/24 campaign. 

Wallace insists he completely understands the magnitude of the job, but admitted other “personalities” and “leaders” in the team help make his task much more simple. 

Jed Wallace and Okay Yokuslu slap hands before a game at The Hawthorns both wearing home kits

Jed said: “Just playing for this club is a massive honour for me.

“I never lose sight of the responsibility I have as captain.

“I’ll always give my best, no matter where I’m asked to play. I’ll always try as hard as I can. 

“We’ve got a great group of lads so it’s really, really easy for me to be honest. I’m talking about the likes of Kyle Bartley, Alex Palmer, Conor Townsend, Okay Yokuslu, Darnell Furlong and Alex Mowatt to name a few.

Jed Wallace's home shirt with the captain's armband hanging up over it

“Those guys are always chipping in and helping out. We’re all focused on the same things and nobody steps out of line.

“We’ve got great personalities and leaders in the team, so for me, again, it’s easy.

“Being the captain is a pleasure and I’ve loved every minute of it so far and every minute since I’ve been here at Albion.

“I’m looking forward to the rest of the season and gearing up for a really big weekend over Easter with games against Millwall and Watford.”

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