Jayson Molumby has explained why Millwall fire and Irish passion can be a perfect blend.

The young Albion midfielder has signed up for a season at The Den after completing a loan move yesterday.

At the same time, the promise which earnt him a Carabao Cup debut almost two years ago has been recognised by his parent club.

Molumby signed a two-year deal with Albion before joining up with his new colleagues.

He follows Christian Walton, Leo Ostigard and Ben White as Albion players to have gone on loan of late.

All have signed up for moves which will test and educate them.

But that facing Molumby might just be the biggest challenge of the four.

Walton wants to help Blackburn improve on 16th place in the Championship last season.

But he has a good idea of what he is getting himself into, having played for Wigan in the same division last term.

Norwegian defender Ostigard will be operating in front of the fervent fans of St Pauli as he plays in the second division of the Bundesliga.

But he has played professional top-tier football for Molde.

Until now, White’s loan looked the biggest step up.

The classy defender has shone for Newport County and Peterborough.

But being hand-picked by Marcelo Bielsa to be part of Leeds’ latest push for the Premier League is something else.

Still, White has tasted the big time a little in cup ties for Newport, including a win over Leeds and replay against Tottenham at Wembley.

A long-term knee injury means Molumby has precious little experience of senior battle. Just Carabao Cup ties at home to Barnet and away to Bournemouth.

But he is ready to make up for lost time with Millwall.

Molumby saud: “To be honest, when I first heard Millwall were interested, I thought about how much of a big club it was to come into.

“When I spoke to the gaffer, I felt it was important to come here. He was great with me. I’m buzzing to play in front of the fans.

“All around the world, people know how passionate the Millwall fans are and I think that’s the same being Irish – we have that passion too. I’ll work hard and hopefully show them what I can do.

“It’s definitely nice to have fellow Irish lads around me as I settle in here.

“I can get to know from them more of what the club’s about and it’s great to have the connection with them.

Millwall have a friendly at Southend tonight as they continue their build-up to a league season which starts at home to Preston a week on Saturday.

Molumby was named as one of the best players at the recent Toulon tournament as he helped the Irish into the semis.

Hew will now pick up his workload again ahead of the new season.

Molumby said: “I’ve been out for three weeks just lately, so I haven’t played in pre-season yet. But I have been playing with the Republic of Ireland U21s in the summer, and that went well.

“I played at the Toulon Tournament, and I thought we did well as a country and a group. We played some brilliant teams, and it was a good experience.”

Molumby comes from Cappoquin, a small town near Cork, and turns 20 on August 6 though he comes across as more mature than that.

His under-23s boss Simon Rusk believes the time is right for him to take a step up.

Rusk said: “This move comes at the right time for Jayson and his new deal is well deserved after plenty of hard work over the past few years.

“Jayson has always had the desire to take his game to the next level and the opportunity to play senior football in the second tier will certainly give him the chance to do that.

“The Championship is one of the most competitive leagues in the world, and we hope Jayson makes the very most of his time at Millwall during the upcoming season.”