Steve Madeley: Jayson Molumby's full West Brom debut is imminent
Jayson Molumby is close to making his first start in a West Brom shirt, according to The Athletic’s Steve Madeley.
The Brighton loanee, 22, joined the club late in August but he has only made three appearances thus far, all arriving from the bench.
Those outings have all come in Albion’s last three games with the Republic of Ireland midfielder gradually handed more minutes to impress.
Valerien Ismael has chosen to place total faith in the duo of Jake Livermore and Alex Mowatt in the Albion engine room this season, with both starting every single Championship game so far , but that partnership may be broken up soon, as Madeley reflects on The Athletic website.
“With Alex Mowatt nursing a foot injury and Jake Livermore one yellow card away from a suspension, Molumby’s chance in the starting XI appears to be just around the corner,” he wrote.
Set to start at Swansea?
Mowatt is a doubt for Wednesday night’s trip to Swansea City so Molumby may be on the brink of his full Albion debut, with Ismael saying that he is “very much ready” [Express and Star].
It’s been a long time coming for Molumby but his lack of game-time probably reflects more on the sterling work done by Mowatt and Livermore, rather than any deficiencies shown by himself.
Given the West Midland club’s blistering start to the season that has seen them lose just once in 12 Championship matches, who could blame Ismael for keeping the faith in midfield?
However, Mowatt’s potential absence tonight does open up the door of opportunity for Molumby to stake his claim for more regular involvement in the starting XI.
It will be difficult for him given the success Mowatt has already enjoyed in midfield this season, but it’s a long season and there are still plenty of games left to be played.
In other West Brom news, Jamie Carragher has delivered his verdict on Albion ahead of the Swansea clash.