Jayson Molumby explains why he signed for Preston ahead of Millwall
Preston have beaten Millwall to the signature of Brighton midfielder Jayson Molumby who signed for Alex Neil's men on loan for the rest of the season.
The 21-year-old Republic of Ireland international has made three appearances for the Seagulls this season, making his Premier League debut as a substitute against Aston Villa.
His move to Preston will see him return to the Championship after he spent last season at Millwall, making 40 appearances and scoring once.
The deal is subject to ratification, but Molumby has permission from Brighton to play in Preston’s FA Cup tie away to Wycombe this weekend if selected.
Molumby told the Preston website: “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.”
Brighton technical director Dan Ashworth said, “Jayson enjoyed a really good season on loan in the Championship last year, and this move gives him another opportunity to play regular senior football.
"He has been close to our first team, and involved with a number of the squads, but we are keen for Jayson to continue his progress and benefit from regular football.
“We wish him well for the rest of the season at Deepdale, where David Weir and the club's loans department, will keep a close eye on his progress.”