Bailey Peacock-Farrell admits his career stagnated at Leeds United

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.

The young Leeds United goalkeeper is back in the fold, months after he was linked with a move to Oldham Athletic.

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.

Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has admitted to having stagnated during his spell out of the team.

The 21-year-old made his Whites debut in a 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers in April 2016, and had to wait 23 months for his second appearance, during Wednesday's 3-0 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

His only other senior outings arrived while on loan to York City - now all the way down in England's sixth tier - last Autumn, a spell for which he received mixed reviews.

However, despite Leeds' poor overall performance against Wolves, Peacock-Farrell's display has left him with every chance of keeping his place for Saturday's trip to Reading.

Discussing his long wait for a recall, the Northern Irishman said, via Leeds' official Twitter page: "It's been a strange one, it's kind of stagnated a little bit. It's one of those [situations where], as a keeper, [where] you don't get to be rotated, you don't get to come on for 10 minutes, you've got to wait your turn.

"I had to wait patiently, obviously it's not very easy in the moment, but you've got to just try and keep going and keep going and hopefully your chance comes. I got an opportunity yesterday and it's just one of those that you've got to be patient for."

It was reported at the start of this season that Peacock-Farrell had a chance to leave Elland Road for Oldham on loan, although the Leeds youngster suggested that while there was some substance to the speculation, some of it was not entirely accurate.

General View during the FA Cup with Budweiser Fourth Round match between Oldham Athletic and Liverpool at Boundary Park on January 27, 2013 in Oldham, England.

He added: "Oldham was a very difficult situation - I'm probably not going to mention too much about it, but it's not all that's out there, there were a few other things that went on.

"Things haven't gone my way so far but [there are] a lot of ups and downs in football and you've just got to bounce back and pick yourself up."

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