Leeds United youngster set to be given debut by Steve Evans

Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell is set to get his first taste of action for the Whites as boss Steve Evans shared his plans to give the 19-year-old a first-team debut before the season is up, according to the Leeds head coach’s post match reflection on BBC Radio Leeds.

After victory against Bolton Wanderers took them nine points away from the bottom three, Evans has now said that once the club cannot be relegated he is willing to allow the youngster to go between the sticks.

He said: “The minute we are mathematically in the Championship and I can look at certain games, then the young man that the supporters don’t much about, young Bailey Peacock-Farrell, will make his first-team competitive debut, just like Lewie Coyle has done.”

The 19-year-old signed professionally for the Yorkshire club in July last year after coming up through the youth ranks.

The talented youngster was reportedly a target for Premier League sides Everton and Aston Villa during the January transfer window but no bid was ever lodged for the keeper.

Steve Evans previously spoke very highly of Peacock-Farrell and believes that he has a bright future ahead of him at the club.

He said: “There’s a great saying in football, if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.

“It may have to become a big ask of that young man to go and wear the shirt at the first-team level but Cook did it, Byram did it, Mowatt done it. I think this young man is in that realm.”


Steve Evans – full post-Bolton reaction

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