Football | Jayson Molumby joins Millwall on loan

Jayson Molumby has joined Millwall on loan for the 2019/2020 season.

The Republic of Ireland U21 captain joins Millwall from Brighton, becoming the Championship side’s sixth signing of the summer.

Molumby has also put pen to paper on a new two-year deal with the Seagulls before linking up with Millwall for pre-season.

The 19-year-old impressed for Ireland at the Toulon tournament earlier this summer, where he skippered Stephen Kenny’s talented U21 team.

He has made two first team appearances for Brighton, both of which came in the Carabao Cup back in 2017.

Molumby has yet to taste Premier League action, but was named on the Brighton bench on four occasions by former manager Chris Hughton.

The Waterford native says he was seeking a loan deal, and says the loan move is an “important one” for his development.

“I’m absolutely over the moon,” Molumby told the Millwall club website.

“I would’ve liked to get here a little bit earlier in fact, but I had a little injury to begin with. But now I’m here, I’m buzzing to get going with the season coming along quickly.”

“What I wanted coming into the season was to get out on loan, and Millwall seems the perfect fit for me,” he continued.

“To be honest, when I first heard Millwall were interested, I thought about how much of a big club it was to come into. When I spoke to the gaffer, I felt it was important to come here. He was great with me.

“I’m buzzing to play in front of the fans. All around the world, people know how passionate the Millwall fans are and I think that’s the same being Irish – we have that passion too. I’ll work hard and hopefully show them what I can do.

“It’s definitely nice to have fellow Irish lads around me as I settle in here. I can get to know from them more of what the club’s about and it’s great to have the connection with them. With Shaun Williams being a midfielder, he’s particularly someone I can look towards and learn from to try and improve.

“I can’t wait to train with the lads every day and I’m raring to go. It still hasn’t sunk in yet, and I don’t know if it will until I play my first minutes – I’m just buzzing to be here.”