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13th Oct, 2016 | 10:31pm

BBC: Blow for Leeds as talented youngster set for lengthy spell on the sidelines

By Will Butcher

Young Leeds goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell is set to undergo surgery after suffering a hand injury, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

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, has broken a bone in his hand.

BBC Radio Leeds revealed on their official Twitter account that the former Middlesbrough youth player was set for a delayed spell on the sidelines as goes under the knife to repair the problem.

The 19-year-old youngster is currently one of a long list of goalkeepers vying for first-team football at Elland Road.

Italian Marco Silvestri and Champions League winner Ross Turnbull are currently trying to shift England international Rob Green from his number one perch with the Yorkshire giants, after he moved to Yorkshire from QPR this summer.

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However, Peacock-Farrell will now be forced to watch from the sidelines for a sustained period as he allows time for his hand to recover.

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, this fantastic picture of Pontus Jansson has emerged on Twitter.