National League North promotion hopefuls York City have completed the signing of Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell on an initial one-month loan deal according to the York Press.

The 20-year-old keeper is expected to claim the number one jersey at Bootham Crescent with first choice stopper Jon Worsnop having suffered from a loss of form in recent weeks.

Bailey-Farrell started his career in the academy system at Middlesbrough. The player was released by the Teessiders as a teenager and soon signed on at Elland Road.

The keeper has already featured for Leeds United in the Sky Bet Championship on one occasion with that outing coming against Queens Park Rangers in April 2016 while Bailey-Farrell has also been named in the Northern Ireland senior international squad in recent months. The player is rated very highly by Leeds United and signed a new three-year deal with The Whites in the summer.

Bailey-Farrell’s loan move to Bootham Crescent will see him link up with former Darlington manager Martin Gray. The 46-year-old has a vast knowledge of youth football in the north east and will be well aware of Bailey-Farrell’s talents with the player having grown up in Darlington and playing his football in the town as a junior.

The youngster could make his York City debut on Saturday when The Minstermen travel to Leamington in National League North.

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