Brighton midfielder Jayson Molumby has joined Championship high-flyers West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan, with a view to a permanent move for undisclosed terms.

The 22-year-old has found game time hard to come by at Albion since returning from his loan spell at fellow Championship side Preston in the second half of last season, where he made 16 appearances and picked up one assist.

So far this season he has not featured for Graham Potter's side with both of his appearances coming for the U23s in their wins over Derby and West Ham in the BPL 2 earlier this month.

He will now link up with his Albion teammate Matt Clarke and join the Baggies who are unbeaten so far in the Championship and sit second in the table, only behind leaders Fulham on goal difference.

The Republic of Ireland international will also link up with his compatriots Dara O'Shea and Callum Robinson at the Hawthorns.

Albion head coach Graham Potter said: “Jayson did really well during his previous loans in the Championship with Preston North End and Millwall, and he is at the stage where he has had that taste of senior football and is keen to be playing regularly. 

“It’s a really good move for him, West Brom have made a strong start to the league season and are keen to get back to the Premier League, and there is the opportunity to play regularly and potentially seal a permanent move to the club. 

“He is a great professional, and he has some terrific attributes.

"We will be monitoring his progress and development this season, and we wish him well for the season ahead.”