Leeds boss Steve Evans raves about goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell

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Leeds boss confident Bailey Peacock-Farrell will be an asset for the club.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has been talking up teenage goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell ahead of his debut against QPR this evening.

The 19-year-old is set to start against Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road with number one stopper Marco Silvestri suspended due to receiving a red card against Rotherham United at the weekend

Peacock-Farrell is next in line, with the more experienced Ross Turnbull still nursing an ankle injury.

Evans spoke to BBC Radio Leeds on Monday, and told supporters what to expect from the youngster, his strengths, and his own opinion regarding his potential.

He said: "First and foremost he's got a typical goalkeeper temperament. One minute he can be calm and measured, but they are always a bit nutty goalkeepers, and for the right reasons.

"He's brave and strong. He's a big lad, He's commanding in his box, and kicks very well."

He added: "When I first seen him play for the under-21s, and watched him at close quarters in training I thought, he'll play in the Leeds United first team that kid, and he'll play for me this season.

"If the last two or three games were for nothing we'd planned to put him in, but he's got all the attributes to be an outstanding goalkeeper going forward."

Sitting 14th in the Championship table, it's fair to suggest Leeds have nothing to play for already, and if Peacock-Farrell impresses, then he could earn further opportunities.

Peacock-Farrell's contract is up at the end of the season too, and a good performance should land him a new deal, but also increase the attentions of interested clubs if not, with the Daily Mirror reporting in January that Everton, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Derby County are all monitoring developments.

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