Don Goodman slams Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell

Fans look on during 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's role in the Leeds United starting XI has come under question, despite successive clean sheets.

Leeds United's Bailey Peacock-Farrell makes an important save from Sheffield United's David McGoldrick during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Leeds United at...

Bailey Peacock-Farrell has kept two clean sheets since returning to Leeds United’s first team and even made a dramatic penalty save in the dying seconds to secure a 1-0 home win against Reading last Tuesday.

But that has not stopped the critics from coming out in force against the 21-year-old Whites goalkeeper.

Peacock-Farrell was on the winning side again as Marcelo Bielsa’s side triumphed away at Sheffield United for the first time since 1992 but the shot-stopper has once again seen his place in the first team come under question.


Speaking on Sky Sports (3 December, 1pm), former Bradford City striker and EFL expert Don Goodman has suggested that the Thorpe Arch graduate simply isn’t learning from his mistakes.

“His judgement, time and again, is really not good,” Goodman said. “He’s flapping at crosses, he’s rushing off his line and missing the ball.

“It’s going to cost Leeds if he keeps doing that.”

Leeds United's Bailey Peacock-Farrell acknowledges the crowd as he celebrates victory at the final whistle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Reading at Elland...

Peacock-Farrell has undoubted potential but the Darlington-born ‘keeper has certainly made a few costly mistakes of late, especially in the 4-1 thrashing at West Brom in early November.

And he needs to step up between now and the turn of the year with Leeds seemingly scouring the market for a more experienced goalkeeper. The Sun say that The Whites want Burnley’s England international Tom Heaton while Rangers’ bench-warmer Wes Foderingham has been linked by The Express.

Wes Foderingham of Rangers during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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