Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern will be expecting a number of changes this summer, however, they will have been pleased to see the rise of one of their youngster through last year’s campaign.
If the locals were able to take anything from the disappointing season they had, it would have been the performances of Bailey Peacock-Farrell, having come through the youth ranks and been given a first-team opportunity.
The 21-year-old was given his chance to impress when both Andy Lonergan and Felix Wiedwald both continued to have inconsistent showings and managed to retain his spot in the side during the final few weeks of the campaign.
Lonergan may have felt hard done by when he was dropped, however, the 34-year-old has stated that he is delighted to see the young man make a name for himself at his expense.
“Bailey’s come through this season and I’m taking as much pleasure in him playing well as me playing well. I really get on with him, he’s a great lad and I’m delighted for him. If that means me not playing, that’s the way it is,” he told BBC Radio Leeds.
Lonergan would obviously have some disappointment in him that he did not manage to finish the campaign as the number one goalkeeper, however, his comments have shown a maturity that will endear him to the Leeds locals.
Peacock-Farrell is definitely one for the future for the Whites, and although there has been the suggestion that Paul Heckingbottom’s side have been looking at making arrangements for a new shot-stopper, he should have a bright future at Elland Road.
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