By Jack Cunningham

16th Oct, 2021 | 6:30pm

Jayson Molumby makes serious case for West Brom starting spot

West Brom were lifeless for the majority of their 1-0 win over Birmingham City on Friday evening.

Then things seemed to get worse as Alex Mowatt indicated that he couldn’t continue, which handed Jayson Molumby 30 minutes plus stoppage time to make an impact, and he did exactly that.

Now, it should be said that Mowatt was a doubt before the game and clearly struggled to make a difference on Friday [Express & Star].

However, Molumby provided energy and drive where there had been nothing and his introduction ever so slightly tilted the game in the Baggies’ favour.

He was involved at both ends of the pitch and made a big impact.

When he came on within two minutes, he had got to the byline and sent a cross in that just evaded Jordan Hugill.

Then down the other end, he saved Kyle Bartley after the Baggies centre-back lost the ball.

He kept going right until the end as well, and with time ticking down, he managed to keep the ball in the far corner for an extended period of time.

Molumby has been praised in the past by The Irish News for his engine, and his arrival into the game made a huge impact for West Brom, and we think he has made a claim for a starting place.

The only problem is who does he replace?

This season, Mowatt has been one of the Baggies’ best players, which means that Molumby should come in for Jake Livermore.

Now, the former Hull City man did get an assist last night, but it was a very straightforward pass, and apart from that, he did very little.

Therefore, if Mowatt is fit for the Swansea City game, it could be time that he partners Molumby [Birmingham Mail].

In other West Brom news, Valerien Ismael reveals why Grady Diangana didn’t play on Friday night.