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Morning Leeds-in for 7 April: Bailey Peacock-Farrell has taken his chance

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Bailey Peacock-Farrell was given the first-choice keeper job because of a lack of other options after Felix Wiedwald forgot how to play as a keeper and Andy Lonergan was out injured.

However, BPF has made the most of his chance, by playing extremely well, especially his lack of first-team action. He made his debut almost two years ago against Queens Park Rangers, but his career seemed to stall in the youth ranks.

On the status of BPF, Heckingbottom said:

Everyone is playing to be first choice in their position. Bailey’s come in and done well. That was an opportunity that was thrown upon him, not one that we had really groomed and been in total control of.

It was just a necessity from my point of view to do something and make a change. Bailey has grasped it.

Without going into detail we’re always pushing to get better and there’s areas we want to work on his game. In terms of his approach to it he has had a right good go.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

We spoke with Gav from Sunderland blog Roker Report about today’s match. [Through It All Together]

Give our Match Preview a read. [Through It All Together]

Paul Heckingbottom is still confident in Caleb Ekuban. Mate. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Wolverhampton survived two missed penalties in injury time to beat Cardiff City 1-0. [BBC.com]

Neil Warnock is still a wanker, as he had a meltdown after Cardiff City’s loss to Wolverhampton. [BBC.com]

England Women drew 0-0 with Wales in a World Cup qualifier. [BBC.com]

A look at Manchester City’s tactics that have got them on the brink of winning the Premier League title the first weekend in April. [Sky Sports]

Adding fuel to the Manchester derby fire, Manchester United players Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were reportedly offered to Pep Guardiola by super-agent Mino Raiola. [Sky Sports]

World Football Links

In Liga MX, the race for the Ligulla (playoffs) heats up over the weekend, as 7th place (eight teams make the playoffs) and 15th place are only separated by only two points. It’s a cliché to say that the race for the playoffs will come down to the last day, but in this case it really is true. [ESPN.com]