Former Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn is pleased to see young goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell make the grade at Elland Road.

With Marco Silvestri suspended because of a red card he received against Rotherham United on Saturday, Steve Evans promoted 19-year-old goalkeeper Peacock-Farrell to the starting eleven last night against Queens Park Rangers.

And despite conceding a late penalty at Elland Road, the young goalkeeper received widespread praise for his assured and confident performance between the sticks for Evans’ men.

Redfearn, who saw the young goalkeeper come through during his time with the Leeds academy, was delighted to see the youngster making his debut for the Whites last night at Elland Road.

The former Whites boss added that Peacock-Farrell always had the attitude to succeed and feels his rise is wonderful news for the club and their academy.  


Speaking on BBC Radio Leeds during last night's game, Redfearn said: "It's really tremendous to see him performing. He has this real attitude to want to do well and be successful.

"He's come through a scholarship, learnt the game well and he has a real level-headedness about it.

"It's great news for Leeds United to see him join the names of young players that have come through."

The 19-year-old has been a regular on the Leeds United bench for the last few months, and will be hoping to get more time before the end of the season.