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Bailey Peacock-Farrell excels for Leeds U21s against Crystal Palace

The Leeds United youngster has a big future in the game.

Leeds United have some very exciting youngsters coming through the ranks right now but not all of them are outfield players, with goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell making waves in the academy and now for the Whites’ under-21s.

At just 19, the stopper is already being tipped for a bright future at the club and Leeds’ first choice ‘keeper Marco Silvestri may be looking over his shoulder as early as next season.

Playing a youngster between the posts is always a risk but when it comes off it can pay rich dividends, and this week Peacock-Farrell showed a glimpse of how good he can be in the under-21 clash against Crystal Palace.

While the likes of Lee Erwin and Casper Sloth failed to score at the opposite end, Peacock-Farrell did everything asked of him with aplomb, looking commanding throughout and rarely giving Palace’s attackers a sniff of a chance.

Bossing the penalty area is something few teenage ‘keepers do with confidence, yet on this evidence the Leeds teenager is already a cut above and it is no surprise manager Steve Evans is hoping to give him his senior debut before the end of the current campaign.

He also put off some big saves to show that he has the agility, composure and intelligence to ultimately usurp Silvestri at the club.

With Charlie Horton no longer at Elland Road and Ross Turnbull coming to the end of his career, Peacock-Farrell could see a path to the first-team that is too good to ignore over the next few seasons.

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