Steve Evans says exciting Leeds teenager will make full debut against QPR

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Leeds United will take on Queens Park Rangers in the Championship on Tuesday evening.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that Bailey Peacock-Farrell will feature against Queens Park Rangers in the Championship on Tuesday evening.

First-choice goalkeeper Marco Silvestri is suspended for the game at Elland Road due to his dismissal against Rotherham United away from home at the AESSEAL New York Stadium in the league on Saturday afternoon.

Evans has made it clear that Peacock-Farrell, who is just 19 years of age, will be in goal for Leeds’s match against QPR and has also made a joke.

“As I sit here now it’s either Bailey or me and I don’t fill the goal as much as I used to!” the Leeds head coach told The Yorkshire Evening Post.

“He’s a young man who was going to make his debut this season anyway so it comes earlier than planned for us. The supporters will see we’ve got a fine young goalkeeper trying to get in the team.

“He’s ready, he’s a confident young man, his distribution’s good and his handling’s good. He’s got all the attributes. It’s not the circumstances we would like but he would have played between now and the end of the season anyway.”

Peacock-Farrell is a very talented and young goalkeeper, and from Evans’s comments, it seems that the teenager is ready to make his full debut for Leeds.

The youngster, who came through the Whites' youth ranks, has been in the first-team squad on many occasions this season after getting promoted from the Under-21 side.

Silvestri is a very good goalkeeper, but it must be exciting for Leeds fans to see a home-grown player make his debut this week.

The West Yorkshire outfit have produced some of the best players in England over the years, and perhaps Peacock-Farrell could prove to be a hidden gem.

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