Ireland U21 captain Jayson Molumby starred for Millwall yesterday as the Championship outfit overcame Brentford 1-0 with Republic of Ireland international Aidan O'Brien's goal proving crucial.
The duo linked up expertly to land the decisive score as Molumby's relentless pressing forced David Raya to lose possession. From there, O'Brien finished the job.
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The Waterford man, who is on loan from Brighton, was praised by manager Gary Rowett post-match.
"The thing that epitomises Jayson Molumby, I think his energy levels are incredible," Rowett said. “Sometimes I think he just needs to improve his decision-making at times on the ball when we need him to control it and be a little calmer.
"But he’s a young player, and I would probably say that 95% of what he did today was absolutely fantastic.”
For his part, Molumby was delighted with the result.
"It was a brilliant feeling to get that win over the line,” he told the club's website. "Credit to the boys. It was a hard shift, but we deserved it.
I was buzzing. It was great to contribute to the team and get the three points. The gaffer told us before the game that he wanted us to start quickly, get in their faces and not give them any time on the ball. The fans play a big part here and they did again.
It started from the three boys up front and carried on with myself and Willo, pressing high up the pitch. The manager told us that the crowd love it when we work hard and show aggression, and they came on board with us and got us over the line.