The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern were far from surprised as their side lost 1-0 at Villa Park on Friday as they stretched their run under Phil Heckingbottom to just two wins in 13 games. The fans though have been reacting to comments from their young ‘keeper, Bailey Peacock-Farrell. In an interview for the Yorkshire Evening Post, Peacock-Farrell wants to be the club’s number one for next season after being drafted in for the last eight Championship games.
“I don’t feel out of my depth. In my opinion I can do it.” Bailey Peacock-Farrell urges Leeds United to give him a chance as first-choice goalkeeper next season:https://t.co/IdpNPuBdG0
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 15, 2018
Leeds United have been diabolical over the past few months. After looking like this season might be kind to them as they sat sixth at the turn of the year, things turned sour quickly. The club has won two games since January 1st and despite bringing in Heckingbottom to replace Thomas Christiansen, wins have been very hard to come by for the Yorkshire club.
The only positive for the fans over the last eight games has been the form of young shot-stopper, Bailey Peacock Farrell. The 21-year-old started the season as the club’s third-choice stopper but the awful form of Felix Wiedwald and Andy Lonergan has given the youngster a chance between the sticks. Despite the fact the youngster is yet to keep a clean-sheet for the Elland Road faithful, he’s come in for praise as he’s looked dominant between the sticks even with one of the division’s shakiest back-fours in front of him.
You can read our resident Whites’ verdict on Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s comments here:
One of the only Leeds players that looks comfortable in the past few games
— TravHP (@HPTravvo) April 15, 2018
He’s done himself no harm. However I think it’s dangerous hanging our hat on him as number 1 next season. I’d get rid of Lonners and Felix, recruit a senior keeper, have BPF start season as number 2. Represents a promotion for him compared to this season.
— Paul LUFC (@pistol1603) April 15, 2018
Reality is, he is out of his depth. We won’t get promoted with him in goals. He should go out on loan next season.
— Charlie Rosenberg (@charlieros1e) April 15, 2018
He young not enough championship experience.He should not jump ahead of himself num 2.will do for next season, we need atop class keeper for num 1
— Michael zeus 1158 (@Lazmick) 15 April 2018
No use going back. He's the future and he's READY NOW. Rarely can we capitalise on a positive, but here's a chance.
— Stephen Bunting (@ste_bunting17) April 15, 2018
Has to be number 1 or sends wrong message he’s done nothing wrong to date just need better no 2
— Reg Thirkell (@reg_thirkell) April 15, 2018
At the Sunderland game it was notable that Lee Camp stood and applauded his saves from the other end of the pitch more than once
— Nick Quin (@NicholasQuin) April 15, 2018
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