Leeds United Under-23s boss Jason Blunt believes Bailey Peacock-Farrell is keeping the first team goalkeepers on notice after an impressive performance for the Under-23s against Charlton Athletic.

Former Leeds head coach Steve Evans promoted the young goalkeeper to the first team last season, and the youngster made his senior debut towards the end of the 2015/16 campaign.

While the 19-year-old signed a new two-year deal recently, he is yet to feature in Garry Monk’s senior squad this season and is plying his trade with the club’s Under-23 team.

Peacock-Farrell again served a timely remainder of his talent with a super display for the Leeds Under-23s against Charlton Athletic on Monday afternoon as he helped his side earn a valuable point in a 1-1 draw.

And Leeds Under-23s boss Blunt feels if the young goalkeeper continues to perform consistently, the first team door will eventually open at some point for him.  


Blunt told LUTV: “Bails was great.

“[With] his one v one shot stopping, he kept us in the game.

“He is another lad who is working extremely hard to push people in the first team and his attitude, the way he applies himself, has been great.”

The 19-year-old will be hoping that Monk eventually takes note of his performances for the reserves, and promotes him to the first team squad at some point this season.