Date: 9th November 2017 at 5:30pm
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By Danny Wright

York City have confirmed that goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has returned to Leeds United after a one-month-long loan spell.

Peacock-Farrell, 21, joined the National League North side in October and made four appearances for York before moving back to Elland Road.

The Minstermen have managed to sign Adam Bartlett to fill the void left by Peacock-Farrell, who heads back to the Whites who are in the midst of a goalkeeping crisis.

The sixth-tier side announced the news on their official Twitter account on Thursday afternoon.

Peacock-Farrell is the third choice goalkeeper for Leeds behind Felix Wiedwald and Andy Lonergan in the pecking order, however serious questions have been asked of the senior duo in recent weeks which suggest that the 21-year-old could be on the verge of a first-team spot.

Wiedwald was axed after a terrible run of form, leaving Lonergan to come in without little progress being made.

Football Insider Verdict

No-one can expect Peacock-Farrell to be good enough to replace Wiedwald and Logernan in the starting line-up. The youngster cannot go from National League North football to Championship football with a flick of a switch. The fact that he wasn’t able to secure a loan deal at a club of a higher standing speaks volumes and perhaps shows that he isn’t ready for second-tier football yet. Leeds do need to sort this problem out though and it was a major blunder on behalf of Thomas Christiansen to sell Rob Green in the summer. While Green isn’t perfect, he’s better than the current options on offer.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites will solve their goalscoring crisis by hijacking Garry Monk’s pursuit of this attacker with 10 goals this season.

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