By Will Butcher

Leeds goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell is looking forward to playing again after going under the knife to repair a broken bone in his hand.

The 19-year-old star needed an operation to repair the injury and is now ready to return to training and prove to manager Garry Monk that he has what it takes to be in the first team.

Leeds’ number 30 revealed on his personal Twitter account on Monday morning that his hand is in a cast and now is the “time to get better and back to playing football”.

The youngster, who has featured regularly for Jason Blunt’s development side along with the likes of Luke Murphy, Toumani Diagouraga and the McKay brothers, is one a of a number of goalkeepers at Elland Road.

With ex-England international Rob Green currently considered as Leeds’ undisputed number one, Peacock-Farrell has his work cut out to force his way into the first team.

Champions League winner Ross Turnbull and Italian shot stopper Marco Silvestri are also vying for a place in between the Leeds sticks.

After making his first-team debut and only appearance for the former Champions League side’s starting XI, Peacock-Farrell was linked with a number of Premier League clubs after impressing during the game against QPR in April 2016.

However, ex-manager Steve Evans decided to secure the future of the goalkeeper by offering him a two-year deal which was eventually accepted in June.

In other Leeds news, Noel Whelan has given a two-word verdict on Leeds 1-0 loss to Derby.