Millwall picked up their first victory under new manager Gary Rowett as they defeated Stoke City 2-0 at The Den on Saturday.
A goal in the first half from Ben Thompson and one late in the second from Jed Wallace gave the Lions a vital three points for just their second win in 11 league games.
One man who was restored to the side after being left out midweek against Cardiff was Irish U21 captain Jayson Molumby, who repaid the faith Rowett put in him for the clash against Stoke.
Playing in the midfield alongside fellow Irishman Shaun Williams, Molumby put in a tremendous display which caught the eye of Millwall fans who were full of praise for the 20-year-old.
Molumby is on a season long loan at the Den from Brighton and it’s clear that the energetic midfielder is having a huge impression on the Millwall faithful.
— Stephen Jones (@SPJ91) October 26, 2019
Impressed by Jayson Molumby in the middle of the park for Millwall. Picked up lots of second balls and distributed the ball well. Nearly scored now from outside the box, too.
— Wojciech Falenta 🇵🇱 🇬🇧 🇪🇸 🇫🇷 🇩🇪 (@wofalenta) October 26, 2019
Jayson molumby has to get MOTM. Kid is different gravy
— Josh (@GeezerMFC) October 26, 2019
Jayson Molumby is fucking mustard, what a performance
— George (@georgemfc1) October 26, 2019
Sign Molumby at all costs. Creativity we've badly needed.
— Charlie (@charliemfc) October 26, 2019
Fantastic win! Everyone was superb! Jed and Molumby unreal!!! 🔥🔥
— Millwall Analytics (@MillwallAnalyt1) October 26, 2019
Molumby has featured in seven league games so far this season and it looks as though the change in style from previous manager Neil Harris and new boss Rowett has aided him greatly.
The 20-year-old impressing at club level is also excellent news for Ireland, with Molumby surely close to being given his chance with the senior international team.
The Brighton loanee has captained the U21s since Stephen Kenny’s appointment and has been one of their finest performers, being named in the top three best players during the summer’s Toulon Tournament.
Molumby will likely become a key player when Kenny takes over at the senior side, but should he continue his impressive displays at club level he may find his debut coming sooner rather than later.
Ireland’s U21s face Armenia on the same day as the senior side face New Zealand in a friendly but McCarthy could be tempted to include him in the squad for the first time.