Could Jayson Molumby be Albion's man for a midfield mission against Manchester United?

The recently-capped Republic of Ireland midfielder was kept out of last night’s Carabao Cup win at Preston.

Head coach Graham Potter said his omission was “just precautionary for the weekend - we decided to leave him tonight”.

Albion must make a change in midfield with Yves Bissouma suspended following his red card at Newcastle.

Dale Stephens is clearly no longer a candidate as he prepares to move to Burnley.

Davy Propper played the full 90 minutes at Deepdale, although his passing was of mixed quality.

Ben White is a possible in a defensive midfield role or Potter could change shape and bring in another option.

Molumby, 21, has been speculatively linked with a return to Millwall, where he shone on loan last season.

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He has yet to play a league game for Albion but it would not be unlike Potter to throw him into a major test against United if he thinks he is ready.

A source in South London last night told The Argus he did not believe a loan return for Molumby was close.

Bissouma began his three-match ban last night and will miss both home games versus Manchester United.

That frees him up to face Everton at Goodison Park a week on Saturday.