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Jed Wallace named captain of West Bromwich Albion

Jed Wallace smiling in training

Jed Wallace has been confirmed as the new West Bromwich Albion captain.

The winger, who joined the Baggies in the summer of 2022 from fellow Sky Bet Championship club Millwall, was informed of the decision by boss Carlos Corberán on Friday morning before training.

Wallace will take over the full-time occupancy of the armband following the departure of Jake Livermore at the end of last season.

The 29-year-old featured in all 50 men’s senior games in 2022/23, scoring six goals.

And Jed says he proud and humbled to have been handed the responsibility.

He said: “It’s such a huge honour and privilege for me and my family to be named the new captain of our football club.

“It’s difficult to put into words just how proud I felt when Carlos told me on Friday morning.

“I have loved my time here at Albion so far, but this moment probably tops it all.

“I feel like I’ve formed so many brilliant relationships with so many different people connected to the club, including the players, all the backroom staff and the supporters.

“There have been so many outstanding players who have held this honour before me, and I’d like to assure the supporters that I’ll do everything I possibly can to be the best captain I can be for West Bromwich Albion.

“We have so many leaders in the dressing room and out on the pitch. It’s not just about me. It’s a collective effort to make sure we achieve success this season and beyond, and I’m confident we can do that if we all work together.”

Carlos Corberán added: “For me, being a captain is really important.

“When you are a manager and you need to make a decision about who to pick, you have to see who has the leadership skills and the desire. You also need to look at who acts like a captain without being a captain.

“The captain also needs to lead by example. He needs to show an exemplary level of commitment in training, in matches and to his job every single day.

“This is why I have picked Jed Wallace and I’m confident he will do a fantastic job.”

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