Jayson Molumby’s recent exclusion from the Republic of Ireland national team, coupled with West Brom’s 2-0 loss to Greece, where he struggled for playing time, may push him to consider discussing his future with West Brom manager Carlos Corberan.
This October has been far from ideal for Molumby, who has found it challenging to secure game time at The Hawthorns. In the latest match at the Aviva Stadium on October 13, Ireland suffered a 2-0 defeat against Greece, effectively ending their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign on a low note. What compounded Molumby’s frustration was his omission from the national team, despite being called up, even though he had not been a regular starter under Carlos Corberan at West Brom.
Molumby, who previously started in the match against France in September but had a lackluster performance, was subsequently relegated to the bench for the game against the Netherlands. He has also been riding the bench in West Brom’s recent Championship fixtures, further fueling his belief that his limited playing time has hindered his chances of representing his country.
BBC pundit and former footballer Kevin Kilbane raised questions about Molumby’s inclusion in the national team, suggesting that he, along with Alan Browne, doesn’t offer solutions to Ireland’s creative limitations and might not be the best choice for international football.
Molumby’s season in the Championship under Corberan has been unconventional, with eight starts in the league so far. However, in recent weeks, he has fallen down the pecking order as Alex Mowatt has become a crucial part of West Brom’s squad, impressing in the process. Corberan has preferred Mowatt in the starting lineup alongside Okay Yokuslu, while Molumby has remained on the bench, not getting any playing time in the team’s last two matches.
Molumby was linked with a potential move to Leeds United during the summer transfer window, but no such move materialized due to Corberan’s limited squad options.
Given Molumby’s challenging situation, both at the club and international levels, he may feel the need to secure regular playing time in order to regain his spot on the national team. If his lack of opportunities continues, he might have discussions with Corberan in the coming weeks, and if the situation doesn’t improve, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him request an exit from West Brom during the January transfer window. West Brom is currently facing financial difficulties, making Molumby’s possible exit a real possibility.
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