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Ireland’s Jayson Molumby

Ireland’s Jayson Molumby

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Ireland’s Jayson Molumby

Ireland new boy Jayson Molumby says the squad's midfielders have been told by Stephen Kenny to leave their fears behind when they departed for Slovakia yesterday and will be allowed off the leash in Bratislava.

Molumby became the latest debutant under Kenny when he played in the 1-0 loss to Finland last month.

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While club-mate Aaron Connolly looks certain to start in Bratislava tomorrow, Waterford native Molumby is one of the players competing for a spot in midfield, though his own hopes of progression have been aided by the club's decision to keep him at Brighton instead of arranging another loan spell.

Despite his lack of experience, Molumby says he'd be ready to deliver if needed but he claims that Kenny has already been giving the squad an outline of what he wants.

"He's been just really positive, Molumby says of Kenny, his manager at Under-21 level before promotion for both men.

"He probably got a few clips where a few players aren't passing forward when they should be, myself included, where there's opportunities to do certain things, to take the leash off a little bit and not be so safe in their passing and decision making.

"So I think that you're going to see more of that, players being fearless. Hopefully we can show that," he added.