Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has hinted that Bailey Peacock-Farrell will play more games before the end of the season.

The 19-year-old goalkeeper stepped up to the plate in the absence of Marco Silvestri and made his senior debut for Leeds in their 1-1 draw against Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road last night.

Despite conceding a late penalty, the teenage goalkeeper received widespread praise for his confident performance, and many are of the opinion that he didn’t look out of place in the Leeds starting eleven.

Evans believes the youngster has a bright future at Leeds, and hinted that Peacock-Farrell could play more games for the Whites as the season counts down to its final laps.

The Leeds boss also thanked the Elland Road faithful for supporting the youngster during his debut, with their constant encouragement.  


Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds after the final whistle, the Scot said: “He will play many more games for Leeds United, I am sure.

“And he will play more games before the end of the season but he stepped in tonight.

"What an ovation he got from the Kop before the game, I thought it was absolutely fantastic.

“His first catch, his first kick, they were right behind him and it settled him down.

"We are really pleased with him.”

The young goalkeeper has been regularly included on the substitutes' bench as Silvestri's back-up in recent months.