NEIL Harris praised the “outstanding” Jayson Molumby after the midfielder made his debut in the 2-1 win over West Brom this week.
Ireland under-21 captain Molumby was making his first senior competitive start in almost two years and demonstrated his excellent touch and passing ability before being replaced by Shaun Williams after 62 minutes.
Molumby, 20, is on a season-long loan from Brighton and there are high hopes he can make a real impact for the Lions.
“I thought he was outstanding,” Harris said. “He’s got a lot to learn with us, of course he has, because of the style we play, but he played with Chris Hughton last year in a 4-4-2 and the year before that.
“I thought when we dominated the second half of that first half he was class. I think he showed the fans who travelled and the ones who watched it back home or listened to it how good a player he is. And he is going to be a top player.
“That’s his first 60 minutes in senior football for us so there’s going to be a little bit of bedding-in time to get going again.
“The competition is key for us to be able to keep rotating the squad and give people minutes. I’m really pleased with individual performances and the group’s reaction to the changes, and the subs also came on and made an impact.”
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