Leeds United goalkeeper Peacock-Farrell back from York City loan stint

Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
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GOALKEEPER BAILEY Peacock-Farrell has returned to Leeds United after a one-month loan spell with York City.

The 21-year-old played all four of York’s fixtures in Vanarama National League North during his loan spell, conceding nine goals in three defeats and one victory.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell. PIC: Tony Johnson

Bailey Peacock-Farrell. PIC: Tony Johnson

Highly regarded Peacock-Farrell has made just the one appearance for the Whites which came in a 1-1 draw at home to QPR in a Championship fixture at Elland Road in April 2016.

The custodian then committed his future to Leeds by signing a new three-year contract in the summer before heading to Bootham Crescent in October on a one-month loan.

The Darlington-born shotstopper played the full 90 minutes of all four of York’s games during his loan spell with the Minstermen drawing 2-2 at Leamington on his City debut.

York then suffered a 3-2 loss at Salford City before being felled by the same score at home to Tamworth in a game in which the Minstermen finished with ten men after David Ferguson was sent off three minutes after the hour.

Peacock-Farrell made his fourth and final appearance for York last Saturday as the Minstermen recorded a 2-1 success at home to Curzon Ashton.

York boss Martin Gray admitted he had been looking into the possibility of extending the goalkeeper’s loan spell but City have since signed former Darlington ’keeper Adam Bartlett.

With his loan deal having expired, Peacock-Farrell has subsequently returned to training with Leeds at Thorp Arch to join Whites shotstoppers Andy Lonergan and Felix Wiedwald who are fighting it out for the no 1 jersey. Wiedwald began the season as first-choice but the German has since lost his place to Lonergan.

It remains to be seen whether Peacock-Farrell will stick with Leeds for the rest of the season or head out on another loan.

The ’keeper also has high aspirations with the Northern Ireland national side after call-ups to the senior squad earlier this year.