Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell is joining National League North side York City on an initial 28-day loan.
The 20-year old has appeared on the bench a few times this season for the Whites, but with Andy Lonergan and first-choice Felix Wiedwald ahead of him in the pecking order, game time seems highly unlikely.
As well as that, Leeds are expected to tie up a deal for young Polish keeper Kamil Miazek in the coming days.
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay today confirmed that Peacock-Farrell had joined The Minstermen on a short-term basis.
Leeds goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell joining York City on loan. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 12, 2017
Since the transfer window has shut, a move to a non-league team was the only option for Peacock-Farrell unless special dispensation is granted from the Football League.
During his loan spell, the keeper, who has been called up to the senior Northern Ireland squad in the past, will continue to train with his parent club on certain days.
His first game for York could be on Saturday when the side travel to Leamington as they look to consolidate their position in the play-offs.
Despite the indifferent form of Felix Wiedwald, there doesn’t seem to be any immediate prospect of Peacock-Farrell getting a look-in for the number one position, so a loan move makes sense.
Joining a National League North side is a long way down the pyramid, but the rules mean he can’t go to an EFL side. Leeds can continue to monitor his progress and assess how he does.
If the youngster impresses, a move to a League Two or One club could materialise and would be the logical next step in his development, but at the minute it’s just good for Peacock-Farrell to get out and play.
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