The debate about who should be the Leeds United number one will rage on this summer but many are backing Northern Ireland (full) international Baily Peacock-Farrell. The youngster made his debut in the second half against Panama last night and kept a clean sheet. He’s even got a song about not having a song at Leeds United now.
Peacock-Farrell actually made Juan debut for the club a few years back under Steve Evans but didn’t appear again until a few months ago. Paul Heckingbottom has to made a big call on his keepers and decided the youngster was the first choice on the night at home to league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was the Leeds man of the match that night and nearly every game after that until the season ended. Despite his good form Leeds are chasing Manchester City keeper Angus Gunn this summer.
Peacock-Farrell was then handed a debut for the Northern Ireland under 21’s, keeping a clean sheet in ya process and capping of a good end to his season. However it got even better, call up to the senior Northern Ireland squad followed as the season needed and he joined up with fellow team-mate Stuart Dallas as he headed to the camp.
Last night he replaced Trevor Carson in goals at half time and he impressed, a clean sheet on his debut exactly what his confidence needed. He is now seen as the number one at Leeds United and caps for Northern Ireland are sure to follow if he keeps his form up heading into next season. Despite rumours that Heckingbotton will leave he will still be seen as the first choice as Felix Wiedwald and Andy Lonergan are well off the pace he has set. Northern Ireland drew 0-0 with Panama in the early hours of this morning, Dallas also featured.