According to the BBC’s, Adam Pope, Leeds United are set to send Bailey Peacock-Farrell out on-loan later today.
Leeds had looked to move the young goalkeeper out on-loan during the summer transfer window, but a proposed move to Oldham Athletic never materialised.
Thomas Christiansen has kept Peacock-Farrell with Leeds’ first-team throughout most of the current campaign, with the goalkeeper named on the bench on occasions.
However, with Felix Wiedwald and Andy Lonergan competing for a place in Christiansen’s first-team, Peacock-Farrell’s opportunities look limited this season.
Reports now suggest he will be sent out on-loan later today – although there has been no confirmation of where that will be to.
I understand #lufc keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell will move out on loan today. Awaiting confirmation.
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) October 12, 2017
The 20-year-old goalkeeper has made just one senior appearance for Leeds, which came under Steve Evans during the 2015/16 campaign, when he helped the Whites to a 1-1 draw against Queens Park Rangers.
Leeds moved to extend Peacock-Farrell’s contract at Elland Road over the summer, with the goalkeeper agreeing fresh terms with a new three-year deal, keeping him at the club until at least the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
Leeds return to Sky Bet Championship action on Saturday afternoon, when they welcome Reading to Elland Road.
This is certainly news that will be well received by Leeds’ supporters, who in time, will want to see Peacock-Farrell as the club’s first choice goalkeeper.
Peacock-Farrell clearly has a bright future ahead of him, and a loan spell away from Elland Road will give him an opportunity to prove to his parent-club that he is ready for first-team action.
A loan move only makes sense for Leeds if the 20-year-old gets guaranteed game time, which is likely to come in League One or Two.
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