A photo of Albion attacker Jed Wallace ahead of the 2023/24 season
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Jed quickly settled into life at The Hawthorns following his arrival in June 2022. 

Following five successful years in the capital with Millwall, Wallace opted for a new challenge in the Black Country and came with high expectations after claiming 37 goals and 39 assists in 210 second-tier appearances for the Lions.

Wallace was an important outlet for Albion during his maiden term with Albion, recording 14 direct goal involvements (six goals, eight assists) from 50 matches across all competitions. Despite reaching double-figures in his opening campaign at the club, Jed will be keen to build on his numbers as he looks to make his mark and reach new levels with the Baggies. 

The forward-thinking attacker made his Baggies bow against Middlesbrough in July 2022 and scored his first, and second goals for the club to help Albion secure a 2-2 draw away against Huddersfield Town in August in the 2022/23 season.

Jed is a fast, direct attacker who can play across any of the forward positions, has an eye for goal, and often plays dangerous cutbacks to set up opportunities for his team-mates.

Born in Reading, Jed had to work hard to forge his opening in the game. The conventional route through his local sides led him to sign for Farnborough, before a spell at Lewes resulted in him catching the attentions of Portsmouth - where he agreed a two-year professional deal in 2011. 

Jed's career at Fratton Park didn't take an immediate launch and it was loan moves back the likes of his former side Farnborough, as well as Whitehawk which earned him his shot at a career with Pompey. 

Wallace made his senior debut for the club in a League Cup clash in August 2012 and after enjoying good form at Whitehawk during a short loan spell in October, the winger returned to the south coast on Christmas Eve to properly ignite his career with Portsmouth. 

His league debut followed on New Year's Day in 2013, and the attacker marked his first start for the club with his first goal which, unfortunately, came in a 3-1 defeat to Hartlepool later in January. The appointment of Jed's former Academy Manager Andy Awford as boss compelled him to extend his stay at Fratton Park at the end of the following 2013/14 season despite Pompey's relegation to League Two.

The Berkshire boy's final season ended on a high which helped Wallace's career to the next level. Jed scooped the club's top goalscorer award (following 17 efforts during the 2014/15 campaign). their Player of the Season honour, as well as being named in the official League Two PFA Team of the Year.

May 2015 was when Jed earned his chance to step further up the league ladder at Wolverhampton Wanderers, who he signed a three-deal with. It was a move which didn't particularly benefit the wide player's career progression, with Wallace being loaned out to Millwall twice in 2016 and 2017 before eventually making the permanent switch to the Den in June 2017.

It was a move which went hand-in-hand for Jed and his employers, with the energetic forward racking up more than 250 appearances for the South East London side and bagging 91 goal involvements (42 goals, 49 assists).

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