Bailey Peacock-Farrell discusses working with Steve Evans, admits receiving tough love

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Bailey Peacock-Farrell has opened up about his relationship with Leeds boss Steve Evans.

Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has told BBC Radio Leeds that he receives tough love from manager Steve Evans and assistant Paul Raynor.

Peacock-Farrell, 19, started his career in the ranks at Championship rivals Middlesbrough, but left them at the age of 16 in order to join Leeds United.

Having seen the likes of Paul Robinson and Scott Carson come up through the ranks at Leeds over the years before becoming England international goalkeepers, it's no surprise that another shotstopper would fancy his chances of following in their footsteps at Elland Road - and Peacock-Farrell will be hoping that he has a similarly big future ahead of him.

With summer signing Ross Turnbull currently out injured, Peacock-Farrell has been used as Leeds' second choice goalkeeper for much of the season, with the teenager offering cover for first choice stopper Marco Silvestri.

Since Uwe Rosler's departure as manager back in October, Peacock-Farrell has been working under Steve Evans, and he has now been asked about life under the eccentric Scot.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, Peacock-Farrell admitted that he felt Evans and his assistant Paul Raynor have been good with him so far, and revealed that he receives tough love at Elland Road, claiming Evans and Raynor have used a combination of an arm around the shoulder and a 'kick up the backside' to help him.

"They've both been pretty good with me," said Peacock-Farrell. "I get a bit of tough love at times, but that's to be expected for a young goalkeeper. Sometimes with different players it's either an arm or a kick up the backside, sometimes they do a bit of both with me," he added.

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