'No reason' - Millwall boss makes Jed Wallace admission after Nottingham Forest transfer bids

By Luke Pawley

Millwall manager Gary Rowett expects Jed Wallace to play against Nottingham Forest next Saturday.

The midfielder has reportedly been the subject of two bids from Forest since the January transfer window opened at the start of the month.

NottinghamshireLive understands Forest have made a fresh bid upwards of £1.5m with add-ons as they look to bolster their squad for a promotion push.

But Millwall boss Rowett insists Wallace sees "no reason" why the wide man won't play against Forest at The Den next Saturday.

“Jed had only trained for a couple of days and I didn’t think he’d done enough training or looked quite fit enough to effect this game,” said Rowett after his side's 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup.

“So we will give him a little more time to make sure he is available for Forest. As we stand at the moment, there is no reason he won’t be available for that game.”

Speaking earlier in the week, Rowett had more to say on his hopes for Wallace's future.

“We’re in a situation where we would love Jed to stay and sign a new contract. But he is out of contract at the end of the season,” Rowett told the South London Press.

“We have to be open-minded to all scenarios. What we don’t want to do is lose one of our best players over the past four or five seasons for nothing.”

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