Jed Wallace: Comeback shows character

Jed Wallace talks after the draw at Huddersfield

Jed Wallace said his Albion teammates showed character to come from two goals down and earn a point away at Huddersfield Town.

The winger’s brace - his first two goals in Baggies colours - helped them draw 2-2 with the Terriers in Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon.

And even though there were “loads of positives” to take from the match, he also admitted Albion need to start games better going forward.

“You always hope that your first goal for a new club is a winner, but it’s good to get off the mark,” said Jed.

“There’s a couple of negatives but loads of positives again. It’s not quite going for us in certain moments at the moment.

“We got applauded off by the fans because they could see the effort that we put in towards the end of the game to try and get the win. They follow us in great numbers, and I’m sure they’ll do the same on Tuesday when we go for a win.

Jed Wallace in action at Huddersfield

“We needed to show character because we started the game really poorly, from everyone including myself – we were sloppy.

“It’s going that way at the moment where the guy hits it into the top corner from 30 yards. But we grew into the game. Importantly we got the goal before half-time to make it 2-1.

“Second half, if we keep playing like that and the fans stick with us, then I’m sure we’ll come towards where we want to be by the end of the season.

“The lads are disappointed. We want to win every game. We want to come away from home and win games. We’re not satisfied with a point, but we’re satisfied with parts of the performance. We’ll keep improving on that, even though a couple of things have gone against us.

“We’ve got experience in the dressing room and we need to stick together. We’ve had loads of chances and got in their box so many times, it’s just that last little bit that didn’t go our way today.

“I’m enjoying the football that we’re playing, we’re creating loads of chances. Getting the first goal is important to us because teams have to come on to us then.

“With the quality we have on the break, I think that’ll be a big factor for the season – us starting games better than we did today.”