Express and Star journalist Luke Hatfield doesn’t believe that Jayson Molumby will walk straight into the West Brom starting XI.
The Baggies signed Molumby on a season-long loan deal from Brighton and Hove Albion during the summer transfer window.
The 22-year-old has plenty of Championship experience having played 51 times for Millwall and Preston North End combined and has scored one goal and provided two assists in the division.
Molumby played three first team matches for Brighton last season in both the Premier League and the Carabao Cup and Hatfield believes after his move to Albion, he is going to have to work hard for a starting birth in Valerien Ismael’s team.
Hatfield told Transfer Tavern: “He’s another player Ismael would have liked, I think. I don’t think he’ll walk straight into the starting XI, I think he’ll be a player that comes in and really competes with Jake Livermore and Alex Mowatt for them starting spaces in midfield.
“He offers plenty of hard-working abilities, he’s one of those players that might not be the flashiest in the world, but he certainly puts in a shift and that’s exactly what Ismael wants in those midfield roles.
“He doesn’t necessarily need them to produce goals and assists, I think he’s hoping his front three will do that. Molumy is one of those players who will run his socks off for the team and I think the fans will appreciate that as well.”
West Brom have had a brilliant start to life back in the Championship as they have accumulated 13 points from a possible 15 and currently sit second in the league table, only behind Fulham on goal difference.
Valerien Ismael and all connected with West Brom will be hoping to maintain this run of form and be in the promotion picture come May and make an immediate return to the Premier League.
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