Bailey Peacock-Farrell faces real challenge to make Leeds exit a success

Leeds United's Bailey Peacock-Farrell shows his frustration after Swansea City's Oliver McBurnie (not in picture) scores his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between...

Bailey Peacock-Farrell left Leeds United for Burnley.

Austria's forward Marko Arnautovic (2nd R) scores the opening goal past Northern Ireland's goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell (R) during the UEFA Nations League Group B football match...

Bailey Peacock-Farrell began the season for Leeds United last season as the club's number one.

After losing his place to Kiko Casilla, Peacock-Farrell sought an exit this summer.

The Northern Ireland international moved to Burnley, securing a £2.5 million transfer to the Premier League side.


While he is back on international duty this week for his country, his decision to switch clubs is yet to pay dividends.

He is even further away from first team football than he was at Leeds.

This season at Burnley over the opening four Premier League matches, Peacock-Farrell has not even made the bench.

When it came to the Carabao Cup, Peacock-Farrell was once again overlooked. He made the bench, but Joe Hart was preferred.

Leeds goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell dives the wrong way and fails to save the penalty of Aramide Oteh of QPR during the FA Cup Third Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds...

Burnley lost that game 3-1 and Peacock-Farrell's chances of cup football are gone until January.

Long term, the move may pay off. Joe Hart will not want to be a back-up to Nick Pope for too long.

This season Peacock-Farrell could be in for a tough wait. There is a chance he goes through the season without playing a Premier League game.

That is a risk, and prevents him proving a point to Leeds early on.

If his decision is to be shown to be the right one, it will take a bit of time.

Belfast , United Kingdom - 8 September 2018; Bailey Peacock-Farrell of Northern Ireland during the UEFA Nations League B Group 3 match between Northern Ireland and Bosnia & Herzegovina at...

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