Report: Bailey Peacock-Farrell finally set for Leeds United loan exit

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Oldham Athletic turned down Bailey Peacock-Farrell in the summer but the Leeds United youngster is expected to make a move away this time.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Just when Bailey Peacock-Farrell appears close to a breakthrough at Leeds United, the young goalkeeper appears to be forced two steps back.

When it became clear that Rob Green would be departing Elland Road this summer, some supporters were hoping that the academy graduate would be pushed up to second choice to act as back-up to Felix Wiedwald.

Instead, 33-year-old former Leeds man Andy Lonergan (below) returned to West Yorkshire to provide a ‘safe pair of hands’ in reserve. And with The Whites offering a contract to 21-year-old Kamil Miazek, per club scout Jakub Bokiej on Twitter, Peacock-Farrell could be set to fall to fourth choice in the pecking order.

Andy Lonergan of Leeds gives his team mates instructions during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Although BBC Radio Leeds, via West Yorkshire Sport Daily (12th October), claim that the 20-year-old, who has only made one senior appearance for Leeds, could be set to receive regular game-time at last by leaving the club on loan – a report backed up by respected journalist Adam Pope on Twitter.

Peacock-Farrell has never left Leeds on a temporary basis but, with fellow Whites youngsters Lewie Coyle (below) and Tyler Denton making a positive impression at Fleetwood Town and Port Vale respectively, it makes sense for the former Middlesbrough talent to follow in their footsteps.

Lewie Coyle of Leeds United FC during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Leeds United and Rotherham United at Elland Road on January 9, 2016 in Leeds, England.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported in July that League One side Oldham Athletic rejected the chance to take Peacock-Farrell on loan after a brief trial.

This time around, however, the young shot-stopper is finally set to make a temporary move away from Elland Road.

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