Young Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell returning to Leeds after a short loan spell up the road at York City FC.
York City manager Martin Gray has confirmed that on-loan goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has returned to Leeds United following the signing of Adam Bartlett #ycfc #lufc— York City FC (@YorkCityFC) November 9, 2017
York City, who play in the National League North, the 6th level in the English football pyramid, had taken the young keeper on loan a few weeks ago, and he’s now completed his one-month loan spell at the club.
As we reported earlier, he didn’t have a long way to go for his loan spell, as York City is actually closer to Thorp Arch than Elland Road is, meaning that Peacock-Farrell didn’t have to travel very far for his loan spell.
Peacock-Farrell played in four matches for the Minstermen,
It was not surprising for Peacock-Farrell to go out on loan, as Leeds have recently signed former Feyenoord goalkeeper Kamil Miazek to a contract after the Poland youth international spent some time on trial at the club’s Academy.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell was recalled from a loan move to Oldham during the summer after the deal to send Marco Silvestri to Hellas Verona was made, and the club required another keeper in training camp to go with Felix Wiedwald and Rob Green.
Don’t expect Miazek or Peacock-Farrell to feature for the first team anytime soon, as these young goalkeepers need to get some match time before being called up to the big squad. And while the U23s are competitive, Peacock-Farrell needs to get into matches where results matter more than they do in the Academy.
Look for Peacock-Farrell to go out on loan again to a Football League side this January, as the rules surrounding loans do not apply to non-League teams. There are a number of League Two or League One teams that could use a goalkeeper, so there should be plenty of opportunities for the young keeper to get some match experience.