Millwall boss Gary Rowett has told News at Den that he thinks Jayson Molumby’s move to West Brom is good for the player moving forwards.
The 22-year-old midfielder completed a loan move to the Hawthorns from Brighton and Hove Albion before the transfer deadline, with the Baggies holding the option to make the move permanent in the long run.
Molumby previously played under Rowett during his previous loan spell with the Lions and was a popular player amongst the Millwall faithful during his stint at the Den.
Now Rowett has given his thoughts on his former player’s move to the Midlands as Millwall gear up to take on Albion on Saturday at the Hawthorns:
“It’s a good move for him.
“I think at Preston there were a lot of times when he was moved around in different positions and they found it hard to or Jayson found it hard to nail a specific position down.
“I heard the West Brom manager’s comments about Jayson, his work-rate off the ball and how he passes the ball, and that’s something we saw to our advantage when he was here.
“So I think he’ll fit really well into their style. Of course the challenge for him is to get into a really strong starting line-up but if he does I think he’ll do really well.”
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Molumby played 40 times for the Lions during the 2019/20 campaign and is still strongly though of after his impressive displays for the South Londoners.
He will now be looking to make an impact with West Brom, starting this weekend, where he will hope to make his debut against his former club.
Rowett’s comments tell fans of West Brom exactly what Molumby is all about and they will no doubt be looking forward to seeing him in action soon.
He adds a lot more dynamism in the centre of the park and should thrive when playing alongside the likes of Alex Mowatt in that area of the pitch.
If he can perform to a high standard consistently there is no reason why the Baggies won’t take the decision to make the move permanent.
It will be intriguing to see if he can force his way into the starting line up from the beginning under Valerien Ismael.