Preston North End have completed the loan signing of Irish international midfielder Jayson Molumby from Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion, subject to governing body ratification.
The 21-year-old Republic of Ireland team-mate of PNE skipper Alan Browne and Sean Maguire has signed until the end of the season, with permission to play in the Emirates FA Cup this weekend, if selected.
Having come through the Seagulls’ Academy, made 40 appearances whilst on loan with fellow Championship side Millwall last season, with the Lilywhites beating off a number of other clubs for his signature.
Speaking after completing the move, Jayson said: “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.”
Manager Alex Neil said of his new No.21: “I think this is a signal of intent from us and he is a great acquisition. He has great energy, is good on the ball and is an Irish international.
“He has played at this level before for Millwall and he knows what it is about and we are delighted to get it across the line.”