West Brom's Corberan lauds Ireland's Molumby after his brace

West Brom's Corberan lauds Ireland's Molumby after his brace

West Brom manager Carlos Corberan has praised Ireland's Jayson Molumby after his brace against Stoke City last weekend. Stoke took the lead, but West Brom went on to win the game 2-1 thanks to a 10-minute double from Ireland's midfielder.

There had been fears that the 23-year-old would be out for a long period of time, but the Waterford native has played a vital role in the Baggies' promotion push.

"I think the personality and the goals that he has are very huge," Corberan said of Molumby after a first away win since January 14,

"The commitment that he has with himself, with the club, with the team, he was playing today with a lot of pain in the ankle.

"He had to have an injection to play today. Yesterday, he couldn't complete training, only half. But he is going to make a career because he has the determination to make it. Some people, with adversity, they give up! And Molumby is not going to do that."

Speaking about the result, Molumby added:"We just needed to go for it,” Molumby told WBATV.

“That was the message at half-time from the boss. I just ventured into the box at the right time to try and get into the box and get on the end of things and I managed to get two important goals for us.

“We were disappointed in the way we conceded and didn’t play at our best in the first half but we had to dig deep and stick together and thankfully we had to come away with three points. I was just happy to be back and competing with the lads and obviously to get the win, it was massive for us to go away from home and get that.”

The win over Stoke was the club's first away win since mid-January. The midlands club is three points off the promotion places. They play Blackpool tomorrow.

"The most important goals we have scored so far are the ones we scored on Saturday," he added.

"Because for me, this win means a lot. We stopped one momentum that was not the best momentum. The players showed one level of character while facing adversity. They found energy that is not easy to find after you are facing a lot of adversities."

The game against Blackpool starts at 7:45pm tomorrow.