Wallace: I’d be spot on, gaffer!

Jed Wallace nets from the penalty spot against Bournemouth   Picture: Joe Pepler

Jed Wallace nets from the penalty spot against Bournemouth Picture: Joe Pepler

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Jed Wallace has staked his claim for spot-kick duty after his penalty success against Bournemouth.

Wallace admitted he would love to be on penalties for the Blues for the new campaign, after confidently dispatching from 12 yards against the Cherries.

The 20-year-old knows it’s Andy Awford who calls the shots over who gets the role for the Blues.

But Wallace joked he isn’t going to hold back from suggesting he’s the man for the job to his manager.

He said: ‘The manager calls the shots – but I will be pressing home the point that I want to take them!

‘I’ll be doing that every day in training from now on!

‘Seriously, I picked it up and I was confident.

‘I practise after training every day. Of course, I would like to take them, but it’s up to the manager.

‘I was on them for a period last season. We got one against Wycombe, but I’d come off and Tayls (Ryan Taylor) took it. The boss decides, but I’ll stake a claim.

‘At the end of the day, if he’d tell me what colour pants to wear I’d wear them!’

Wallace was satisfied with Pompey’s display against Championship opposition.

He said: ‘We did okay and I don’t think Pokey (Michael Poke) has had many saves to make in the second half.

‘They punished us as teams at that level do, but there were good things from us. We’ll be alright.’

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