Irish skipper putting in the hard graft

Jayson Molumby has adapted well to life in the Championship and says he has taken plenty of lessons from what has been an eventful three months at Millwall so far.

By James Hilsum • 22 October 2019

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Jayson Molumby in action for Millwall.

The Republic of Ireland under-21 international forced his way back into the fold with the Lions following a foot injury, and recently experienced the topsy-turvy nature of the division in Saturday’s dramatic 3-2 defeat away at Brentford.

He said, “I wasn’t fit for the majority of the games at the start of the season because of my injury, but since then, I’ve managed to get some decent game time.

“Saturday was a strange one for me and the team. I came into the game after playing two lots of 90 minutes away with Ireland, and as it was my third game in a week, the manager took me off in the 74th minute.

“It was a crazy game, and to concede three goals in the last ten minutes left us all feeling completely gutted.

“On the flip side, I can take a lot from games like that and you learn how up and down it can be in the Championship. It’s one of the hardest leagues that you can play in.”

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Ben White in action for Leeds United

One of the high points of Molumby’s loan spell was a 2-1 win over promotion-chasing Leeds United at the New Den, a match which included fellow Seagulls loanee Ben White, who lined up for Marco Bielsa’s side.

“That was the stand-out moment for me,” he explained.

“To win 2-1 over Leeds was massive, and to get a win like that before the international break was great for us.

“It was great to play against a good friend in Ben, who I was in digs with for a year; to see us both playing in the Championship is a massive plus and shows just how far we’ve both come.

“The game itself was so intense because both sets of fans are hugely passionate. It meant a lot to them. We wanted to win the game, and I feel like we deserved it.”

The midfielder then went on to praise Albion’s academy staff for their role in his and White's development, highlighting how far the club has come given the amount of loan players currently plying their trade in England's second tier. 

“It shows that the club has progressed a long way, given that Championship clubs are willing to take their younger players, like ourselves, out on loan.

“It  shows that the academy staff are doing a great job. It is a reward for all the hard work they’re putting into us.”