Steve Evans suggests that Bailey Peacock-Farrell could remain in Leeds United's first-team

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Bailey Peacock-Farrell is set to make his Leeds United debut against Queens Park Rangers later this evening.

Steve Evans has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that Bailey Peacock-Farrell could nail down his spot in Leeds United’s first-team if he puts in a good performance against Queens Park Rangers.

Peacock-Farrell will make his senior debut for Leeds later this evening at Elland Road, with Marco Silvestri out with suspension.

Silvestri was red carded during Leeds’ match against Rotherham United last weekend, meaning he will have to watch his teammates from the stands at Elland Road tonight.

And Evans has suggested that it is not guaranteed that Silvestri will come straight back into the side, when he becomes available for selection again.

“I’m not the sort where if a 19-year-old is outstanding on his debut I’ll pull him out and automatically put our first-choice back in,” Evans said. “We’re expecting big things of Bailey and this game should the first of many appearances for the club. I’m not the only one who thinks that.”

Evans has previously suggested that Peacock-Farrell has the credentials to play in the Premier League in the future.

The 19-year-old only has limited first-team experience so far, though.

Peacock-Farrell is yet to play in a competitive match at senior level, with a friendly appearance against Wycombe Wanderers earlier in the season his only real taste of life in the first-team to date.

Peacock-Farrell is likely to be one of a number of Leeds’ academy graduates who feature against QPR later.

Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt, Lewie Coyle and Charlie Taylor will all be hoping to start in the fixture against Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side.

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