Bailey Peacock-Farrell comments on learning from Marco Silvestri

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Leeds youngster Peacock-Farrell has been working with Marco Silvestri.

Speaking to the official Leeds United website, Bailey Peacock-Farrell has discussed training with Steve Evans’ senior squad, and learning from first-team goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.

Peacock-Farrell said: “He’s [Silvestri] great to learn off and try to emulate. His shot stopping is unbelievable and that’s what I want to try and bring into my game. Off the field he’s great. He’s helpful and supportive – he’s great to have around.”

Silvestri is undoubted first-team stopper under Evans’ management, and the Italian keeper looks to have returned to his top form in recent weeks after some struggles at the beginning of this campaign.

The 24-year-old has kept clean sheets in his last two competitive games, and he lined up for the Whites’ squad on Friday evening in the friendly fixture against Wycombe Wanderers.

Rather than playing the full 90 minutes of the 2-0 win, Evans opted to take Silvestri off towards the end of the game, and the head coach replaced him with 19-year-old Peacock-Farrell.

The youngster played only five minutes of action, but he kept Leeds’ clean sheet, and is clearly regarded enough by Evans to be considered a member of the first-team.

Peacock-Farrell has admitted that he is working with Silvestri in training at Thorp Arch, claiming that he wants to emulate the Italian’s ‘unbelievable’ shot stopping ability.

He has also stated that Silvestri is a supportive presence off the field of play, and that he has been helping the youngster improve the weak areas of his game.

Silvestri looks to be back in favour at Elland Road, and if he continues to impress as he has been this season, Peacock-Farrell has a fantastic mentor to learn from.

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