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One winner and one loser at West Brom as sixth summer signing arrives

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West Brom completed their latest signing of the summer last night, with Jayson Molumby arriving at the Hawthorns.

The midfielder joins the Baggies initially on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion for the season, with a view to a permanent stay.

Molumby has had a taste of playing at this level before, showing glimpses of his ability during loan spells with Millwall and Preston.

The Irish midfielder spent the 2019/20 on loan with the Lions, making 36 appearances in the Championship and chipping in with a goal and assist.

He then made the loan move to Preston North End last season, making 16 appearances in all competitions and struggling to make an impact.

But Valerien Ismael has clearly spotted something in Molumby, speaking to the website about his “delight” at signing him.

Here, we take a look at one winner and one loser at West Brom as the 22-year-old puts pen to paper and becomes their sixth summer addition…

Winner: Jayson Molumby

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The winner here simply has to be Molumby.

As alluded to before, the midfielder has shown glimpses of his quality in the Championship, but in fairness, failed to really build on an impressive spell at Millwall at Preston last season.

This move to West Brom could perhaps be seen as a second chance for him to impress, and where better to do that than at one of the title favourites?

Albion have made an excellent start to the campaign under Ismael and will be well up there at the end of the season.

Molumby is a player who will thrive in his fast-paced style of play, and will benefit so much from playing under a West Brom team like this one this season.

Loser: Robert Snodgrass

Snodgrass made his first appearance of the season in midweek, starting in central midfield in the 6-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal.

Traditionally seen as a winger, Snodgrass was selected to play in the middle of the park, as he continues to approach the latter stages of his career.

Molumby’s arrival could be seen as a case of out with the old and in with the new, however. He is 11 years younger than Snodgrass and is set to add competition in the middle of the park.

Snodgrass isn’t in the manager’s plans as it is, it seems, and this is a signing which hasn’t particularly helped his cause.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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