The young Leeds United goalkeeper has all the attributes to be a future first-team member.
When Bailey Peacock-Farrell took to the field to represent Leeds United’s senior side in their recent friendly against Wycombe Wanderers it would have been interesting to know what fellow Whites stopper Charlie Horton thought.
After all, the summer signing is currently on international duty with the USA’s under-23 side, leaving a player two years his junior to make his debut as a late substitute and promptly maintain Leeds’ clean sheet in a 2-0 victory.
With Eric Grimes also on Leeds’ books the battle for the gloves could be tough in years to come, but given Peacock-Farrell’s talent and burgeoning reputation it could be the youngest of the lot that wins out.
Marco Silvestri is looking strong under new manager Steve Evans, which means there will be a battle to be the club’s second-choice stopper long before there is a change in the starting set-up.
But whoever wins will be in prime position to one day replace the Italian and Horton will not want any more wobbles like the ones he showed in a recent clash with Brazil’s youngsters.
When Horton arrived at Leeds from Cardiff City it seemed he was destined to challenge Silvestri, but now there is an impressive 19-year-old looking to steal in and while it is early days, he may yet manage it.