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Molumby: "We played some great football to deserve the win"

Young midfielder analyses a terrific performance against Stoke, confidence, and advice from Shaun Williams

28 October 2019

Jayson Molumby has lauded the desire and organisation of the Millwall team to help themselves to three points in Gary Rowett’s first Sky Bet Championship match in charge against Stoke City.

Molumby played a starring role in the 2-0 victory, with Ben Thompson and Jed Wallace finding the net in either half against The Potters.

“It’s brilliant for us to secure the three points,” the midfielder told

“We knew before the game that their form had improved a bit lately and they’re fighting for everything at the moment. We played really well, especially in the first half when we got into some very good areas, and I think we played some great football to deserve the win.

“Stoke have some great players who have played in the Premier League and played for top clubs, and it can be tricky with a diamond playing in midfield, but I think Thommo, Willo and myself dealt with their threat well. It was a good battle and we came out on top.”

The 20-year-old claims it is a big confidence boost being restored to the starting XI by Rowett following a rest in midweek against Cardiff City, and lends huge credit to midfield compatriot Shaun Williams for his impact on helping him settle on and off the pitch.

“Of course, it gives me a lot of confidence being picked to start by the gaffer. I came back after a tough international break for Brentford, and then had to miss the Cardiff game as it turned out. It served me well, because I felt against Stoke, I had fresh legs ready to compete in that midfield.”

“I can’t speak highly enough of Willo since I’ve come to the club. He’s helped me a lot and given me plenty of advice.

“Even for the game on Saturday, he was advising me to calm things down towards the end and keep our composure. Willo was the man to help me drop into shape and get me over the line. He always helps me out, makes sure I’m alright around the place and I can’t thank him enough. I always enjoy being able to play with him.”

Molumby is extremely satisfied with the clean sheet earned against Nathan Jones’ outfit, and states the following few days will help the team recover and learn more under the new boss ahead of this Saturday’s trip to take on Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

“We’ve conceded a few late goals, and I think we’ve deserved more from the games we’ve played, so it’s very rewarding to keep the clean sheet.

“There has been an opportunity for three points in games which we’ve not been able to take at times, and credit to everyone at the club for delivering against Stoke because it’s been a challenging transition period.

“We’re still new and adapting to the way the gaffer wants us to play, so it will benefit us a lot – and in terms of fitness and recovery – to have the full week to look ahead to Reading. Hopefully we can be ready to go there and get three points.”

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