Steve Evans shares plans to give Bailey Peacock-Farrell his Leeds United first-team debut

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Leeds United boss Steve Evans intends to give Bailey Peacock-Farrell his first-team debut this season.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he plans to give Bailey Peacock-Farrell his debut this season, whilst offering an update on Ross Turnbull's situation.

Leeds bounced back from Monday's 4-0 defeat away at Brighton and Hove Albion by beating Bolton Wanderers 2-1 on Saturday afternoon, as Mirco Antenucci's brace gave the Whites all three points, with Kaiyne Woolery's goal nothing more than a consolation for Bolton.

Manager Steve Evans will be hoping for some good news on the injury front with striker Chris Wood nearing a return, but the Scot has also been asked about the situation surrounding Ross Turnbull.

The summer signing from Barnsley was signed as experienced competition for first choice stopper Marco Silvestri, but has missed the majority of the season through injury.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds after the final whistle against Bolton, Evans stated that Turnbull has had a procedure on his ankle, but is still five or six weeks away from returning to football.

Evans also revealed that teenage goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who has been on the bench as cover for Silvestri during Turnbull's injury problems, is in line for a first-team debut soon.

Evans suggested that once Leeds are mathematically safe from relegation, 19-year-old Peacock-Farrell will become the latest Leeds youngster to make his debut, much like defender Lewie Coyle has done recently.

"It's not going to be short-term," said Evans when asked about Turnbull's injury. "Ross is having a little, minor procedure to take away some scarring tissue around his ankle, and that completely makes him free to play, but that takes him away for five or six weeks."

"The minute we are mathematically in the Championship and I can look at certain games, then the young man that the supporters don't much about, young Bailey Peacock-Farrell, will make his first-team competitive debut, just like Lewie Coyle has done," he added.

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