Bailey Peacock-Farrell eyes 2018 World Cup spot

A general view of Elland Road prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Leeds United and Rotherham United at Elland Road on January 9, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell recently joined York City on loan from Leeds United.

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has told The Press that he hopes to be part of the Northern Ireland national football team for the 2018 World Cup finals next summer.

Northern Ireland have booked their place in the World Cup playoffs and will hope to make it through to the finals next month.

Peacock-Farrell has yet to make his debut for Northern Ireland, but the 20-year-old goalkeeper was part of the squad for qualifiers against San Marino and the Czech Republic in September.

The youngster has joined York City on loan from Leeds, and the 20-year-old hopes to impress over the course of the season and earn a spot in the 23-man Northern Ireland squad for the World Cup finals in Russia next summer.

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.

“Hopefully, we can make it another special, big summer and, if I get games here with York and, maybe something potentially during the January window, I can push to get in the senior squad again,” Peacock-Farrell told The Press.

“The squad are definitely still on a high from the Euros and that has translated into this campaign.

“We have no fear and know we can beat people, so we want to get to the World Cup – that’s our frame of mind. We’ve got some Premier League players and the quality is there.”

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.

Peacock-Farrell has joined York City on a temporary loan and will go back to Leeds when that ends.

The problem that the youngster faces is playing time at Elland Road, and it is not going to go anytime soon.

If the youngster is to stand a chance of playing for his country in Russia next month, then he will have to get some playing time in the coming weeks and months.

Maybe Peacock-Farrell should look at finding a club in the Championship or in League One after his loan spell at York City to go on another temporary deal.

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