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Leeds fans on Twitter delighted with Peacock-Farrell’s international decision

Leeds fans on Twitter delighted with Peacock-Farrell’s international decision

Leeds fans won’t be too used to seeing their players get called up for international duty at the moment. The club has been out of the top-flight for 15 years at the end of this season, the longest spell in their history. However, Leeds’ Bailey Peacock-Farrell is set to play for his country after choosing to represent Northern Ireland, despite interest from England.

An article by Phil Hay of The Yorkshire Evening Post details how the ‘keeper has explained his loyalty to Northern Ireland and not to England, which is admirable from the youngster. At the age of just 21, it’s impressive to see that he’s been called up to the Northern Ireland squad, and his allegiance to the nation has been all but confirmed now he’s been picked as part of the 23 man squad for upcoming games against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel and the Republic of Ireland.

The youngster made his international debut against Panama back in a friendly in May and managed to pick up his first international clean sheet in the process as his side managed a 0-0 draw against the then soon-to-be World Cup nation. Now, though, it’s time for the small nation to try and qualify for the Euros with the UEFA Nations league upon us and their opening game against Bosnia on Saturday and Peacock-Farrell and co will be keen to get off to a flier.

You can read the Whites’ verdict on Peacock-Farrell’s decision here:

The fans are loving having an international ‘keeper between the sticks at Elland Road and will be desperate to see him  continue improving the way he has been over the last few months.

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