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