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.
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.
I understand #lufc keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell will move out on loan today. Awaiting confirmation.— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) October 12, 2017
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.
This time around, however, the young shot-stopper is finally set to make a temporary move away from Elland Road.