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Marco Silvestri raves about Bailey Peacock-Farrell

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Silvestri has tipped Peacock-Farrell for the top of the game.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Marco Silvestri has spoken highly of Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Leeds' 19-year-old goalkeeper, and back-up to the Italian stopper.

When asked about the youngster, Silvestri said: “[Peacock-Farrell] can be a Leeds United number one one day because he has a lot of quality. He’s a good worker. Some saves are natural instinct and I think Bailey has this.”

Farrell has yet to make his debut for Leeds, although he has risen to understudy for Silvestri due to Charlie Horton’s exit and Ross Turnbull’s injury.

The youngster has been on the substitutes bench a few games this term, and head coach Steve Evans gave him a short cameo in a friendly fixture against Wycombe during the last international break.

Evans has spoken highly of Peacock-Farrell before, and Silvestri - who has worked first-hand with the stopper - believes he can go on to become a number one at Elland Road in the future.

He still has a long way to go before being good enough to turn out consistently in the Championship, or even make his competitive debut, but Peacock-Farrell does look to have a lot of potential.

His future very much depends on the coaching in his coming years of development, but Silvestri may be spot on suggesting he will be ready for the number one jersey in a few years

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