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WALLACE: A BIG PART OF MY GAME

6 February 2015

Midfielder talks goals in Saturday's programme

He has scored more goals in a Pompey shirt than any other player this season.

Jed Wallace has found the net on 12 occasions – with nine of those strikes coming in the league.

It is part of the 20-year-old’s game that has constantly improved since he broke into the first team in January 2013.

But Wallace – who made his home debut against this weekend’s opponents Hartlepool – admits it was not always his strongest asset.

“I used to be like a rabbit in the headlights whenever I got near the goal,” he says in the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s clash at Fratton Park. “My record was terrible for the youth team and then I went to Farnborough and didn’t score in six games for them.

“But for some reason it just clicked when I was sent on loan to Whitehawk and ever since then I go out every Saturday thinking I can chip in with a goal.

“It’s become a big part of my game and sometimes when I’m not playing well I can dig myself out of a hole with an equaliser or even a winner.

“However, the important thing is that we’re winning games, whether it’s me scoring, Tubbs scoring or one going in off Paul Robinson’s knee.”

To read the full interview – where Wallace also discusses making 100 appearances for Pompey – pick up a copy of the matchday magazine from programme sellers around the ground.

You can also download it to read on your iPhone or iPad. Download the Matchday Digital app from the iTunes store, find the Pompey section and follow the instructions. Click here for more information.

Also in issue 18, Andy Barcham reveals some of his favourite things and we take an in-depth look at Hartlepool.

There are exclusive columns from chairman Iain McInnes, manager Andy Awford and captain Ben Chorley.

Plus we have fantastic interactive content courtesy of our friends at Blippar and Navigate Digital.

Simply download the free app to unlock any of the pages that carry the Blippar logo (such as the one on the front cover).

All this and much, much more in a packed 84 pages is available for just £3.

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