Kenny Jackett admits things haven't worked out for Wolverhampton Wanderers summer signing Jed Wallace

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Wolverhampton Wanderers signed Jed Wallace from Portsmouth during the summer transfer window.

Kenny Jackett has admitted to the Express and Star that things haven’t worked out for Jed Wallace at Wolverhampton Wanderers so far.

Wallace was brought to Wolves from Portsmouth during the summer transfer window, and there was a great deal of excitement around his arrival at Molineux.

However, the 21-year-old is yet to show his top form in a Wolves shirt – and Jackett admits that his initial plan for the midfielder hasn’t worked.

Jackett has tried to play Wallace in a left-wing berth during his initial appearances at Wolves, but his poor form has led to the 53-year-old believing that the youngster needs a more central role.

"Jed is a goalscoring midfielder, similar to David Edwards, albeit 21 years old, he just has to be patient and wait for that chance and opportunity," Jackett said. 

"I personally don’t think it’s quite worked out for him on the left, but he’s shown an ability to run from there, get into goalscoring positions, which is his strength.

"Adjusting him into a central area the next time he comes into the side will really help him.”

When Wallace arrived at Wolves he was expected to have a key role to play, as he had torn apart League Two in his final season with Portsmouth.

Wallace racked up goals and assists aplenty in the fourth tier, but he has struggled to cope with the step-up to the Championship.

Wallace has made just seven appearances for Wolves, and he has not played a match since October.

Wallace’s struggles at Wolves have rather summed up Jackett’s side’s start to the season.

The Midlands outfit were tipped to be one of the leading contenders to earn promotion this term, but they have fallen short of expectations and currently sit in 15th place.

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