Wallace unsure over Pompey contract timeframe

SOARING Jed Wallace is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring at Plymouth  Pictures: Joe Pepler
SOARING Jed Wallace is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring at Plymouth Pictures: Joe Pepler

Jed Wallace has admitted he doesn’t know when his Pompey contract will be signed.

The in-form midfielder grabbed a third goal in his last four games during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Plymouth as his reputation continues to soar.

Wallace has consistently stated his desire to remain at Fratton Park beyond next summer when his existing deal runs out.

Yet he has still to pen the new long-term Blues contract which has been on the table for more than a month.

The 19-year-old insists talks are ‘ongoing’ with chief executive Mark Catlin amid fears he could turn it down and opt to walk away at the season’s end.

At present, however, he remains unsure when he will sign.

He said: ‘The contract situation is the same as I spoke to you last time, there’s nothing else really.

‘There are ongoing talks with Mark Catlin and we’ll see where it goes.

‘The club have offered me something so it is down to me – but I don’t know when it will happen to be honest.

‘I’m just playing my football. It is in-house at the moment and I am dealing with Mark Catlin.

‘He has been great with me to be fair, so I’m just continuing negotiations with him and seeing where it takes us.’

Wallace now has 10 goals in 37 matches for Pompey.

Along with Sonny Bradley, he is the club’s prized asset but Iain McInnes is adamant no bids have been received.

The Blues chairman said: ‘Offers have not come but if they do we will take them on their merit.

‘The reality of life is if an offer comes in and it is acceptable to the football club it is like everybody, they have got their price.’