Ireland international Jayson Molumby joins Preston on loan

Republic of Ireland's Jayson Molumby during the UEFA Nations League Group 4, League B match at Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Republic of Ireland international Jayson Molumby has joined Championship club Preston North End on loan from Premier League side Brighton.

The Waterford native has made just one Premier League appearance this season, coming on as a substitute in Brighton’s 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa in November.

However, it appears the 21-year-old does have a future with the Seagulls as Brighton reportedly rejected an offer to sign the midfielder on a permanent deal from Millwall.

Molumby made 40 appearances on loan at Millwall last season and became a fan favourite at The Den.

Molumby will join Ireland teammates Sean Maguire and Alan Browne at Preston.

Speaking about the move, Molumby said: “I am really happy to be here. I spoke to the gaffer and the Irish boys here, who I know quite well, and it was a no brainer in the end and I am looking forward to getting started.

“Seani [Maguire] and Alan [Browne] speak very highly of the club and then the gaffer spoke to me and was the same and, in the end, I just wanted to get it done and I am really excited to get going and I just want to play some games and help the team.”


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