Kevin Kilbane at West Brom is perplexed by the Jayson Molumby Ireland choice.

Ireland, who currently sits fourth in Group B and has only won once in their first five games losing to the Netherlands and France in September will play crucial Euro 2024 qualifying matches against Greece and Gibraltar.

West Brom midfielder Molumby started in the defeat to France but was benched against the Dutch and has been restricted to a role among the substitutes in the Baggies’ last three Championship games, prompting BBC Sport pundit Kilbane to question whether he should be in Kenny’s team.

The manager is hardly following tried-and-true methods, he claimed in a piece for the Irish Times on October 7.

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Both Jason Knight’s energetic performances this year against France and Josh Cullen’s automatic starting spot have been encouraging.

But the other two, midfielders Jayson Molumby and Alan Browne, are capable of handling the rigors of international football.

Ireland’s creative constraints are addressed by neither of them.

While Molumby has had an odd start to the Championship season under Corberan, having made eight starts in the league thus far, the 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order in recent weeks as Alex Mowatt has solidified himself as an important player for the Baggies’ squad.

Molumby has been kept on the bench and hasn’t played a single minute in West Brom’s last two games, while Corberan has preferred to start Mowatt alongside Okay Yokuslu in recent weeks with Nathaniel Chalobah operating from the bench.

However, rather than criticizing the 24-year-old, Kilbane’s anger toward the midfielder appears to be more motivated by what he wants from Kenny’s team.

The center of the park has a more diligent option in Molumby, who is by no means a creative midfielder.

The Hawthorns manager Corberan prefers to have technically gifted players dispersed throughout his side, so it is highly likely that is why he has seen his playing time cut down recently.

Albion supporters will be hoping that Molumby returns to the West Midlands with a little more self-assurance and back to his best.

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