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Molumby reflects on determined win in Bristol

Midfielder discusses a resounding performance

11 December 2019

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Jayson Molumby gives credit to his Millwall teammates for overcoming the threat of Bristol City with a committed display at Ashton Gate.

The young Irishman delivered an excellent 90 minutes for Gary Rowett’s side as Jed Wallace and Jake Cooper goals either side of the break gave The Lions a 2-1 win on the road.

“The first half was fantastic for us, and we probably should have gone in at the break with a two or three-goal lead,” Molumby told millwallfc.co.uk.

“We played and dug in really well, in the first half especially. We knew the second half was going to be tough, even when we did get that second goal, we expected the pressure from Bristol City – they’re a good side.

“I have to give credit to the rest of the boys – the back five were unbelievable. I like to think we’ve learnt from our previous mistakes when we’ve had a lead late on and haven’t been able to see out the win. We had to throw bodies in front of the ball, be organised and grind out a result – that’s what we’re about.”

Molumby again sat in a deep midfield role alongside compatriot Shaun Williams, in a 5-2-3 system executed by manager Rowett in a recent improvement in away results in the Sky Bet Championship.

“It’s been really good playing in that central two with Willo. You’ve seen in the first half especially how we controlled play a lot better, and we’re learning that system away from home.

“We’ve picked up two wins and one draw from our last three away games, so it’s going well and we have to be happy with that.

“We’re really enjoying it, and it’s important that we stay focused and look ahead to Saturday, because we have another tough game on the road against Derby. We go into every game thinking we can win. Earlier in the season, we maybe didn’t have as much confidence away from home as at The Den, but that’s changing now. We’re just plugging away and picking up points wherever we can with confidence.”

The 20-year-old arrived at The Den on a season-long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer, and has only positive words on those at the club and the progress he is making in first-team football.

“The boys have been unbelievable since the first day I came into the club,” Molumby states.

“I feel like I’m improving here, gaining experience. We just need to keep building on our performances, picking up results and moving up the table.”


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