Jayson Molumby says he is proud of his fightback from injury after earning international man-of-the-match honours.

The Albion midfielder was named as top man for the Republic of Ireland under-21s as they beat Armenia 1-0 on Friday.

Senior boss Mick McCarthy was in the crowd as Molumby and Albion colleague Aaron Connolly shone.

Molumby is competing for a first team place at Millwall after going out on loan. He came back last season after a 15-month absence due to a knee injury.

Molumby said: “It was tough coming back from injury.

“I’d have grabbed your hand off if you’d told me I’d be where I am now after coming back in February.

“I’m pretty proud of myself the way I am now and I just need to kick on again, look after my body and, touch wood, stay injury free.”

Molumby came off the bench for the Lions in their 4-0 league defeat at Fulham, as well as starting both of his club’s Carabao Cup ties.

He said: “I went on loan to try and get games.

“I feel like I am ready to play and I’m going to be knocking on the door, trying to push players.

“Hopefully I can get in and get a few games under my belt in the Championship.

“It’s healthy. We have a good squad at Millwall. We have quality in depth.”