Could Rob Green's contract extension elevate Bailey Peacock-Farrell to second-choice Leeds 'keeper?

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

The young Leeds United goalkeeper will be hoping a stay for his experienced teammate forces some of his competitors put the door.

Robert Green of Leeds United

Following the news that Leeds United goalkeeper Rob Green will remain at Elland Road for another year, one player in particular may be thinking long and hard about what it may mean for next season.

While Marco Silvestri will surely head off in the pursuit of more minutes and Ross Turnbull will accept his time in Yorkshire is coming to an end, youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell could see Green as the last meaningful obstacle to regular first-team football at Elland Road.

The 20-year-old has only featured once for Leeds to date, and he has only made the bench on one occasion this season, but that should take nothing away from his innate talent and next season he could finally break through as the club’s second-choice stopper.

From there, he will see Green’s age and accept that if he works hard enough a first-team place could be his sooner rather than later.

There is no doubt Green deserves his contract extension and if Leeds return to the top flight next season they will need a ‘keeper with his experience.

But Peacock-Farrell will be hoping Green’s stay pushes Silvestri and Turnbull out the door, strengthening his own position in the process.

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