Steve Evans says reports he will be dismissed by Leeds should be ignored
Over priced: Evans claims Lafferty deal was too expensive for Leeds

By Alex Stevens

Steve Evans was impressed by how teenage goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell rose to the occasion on his full Leeds debut.

The 19-year-old was beaten only by a late QPR penalty as the visitors came from behind to clinch a 1-1 draw in the Championship club at Elland Road on Tuesday night.

Peacock-Farrell was given his chance after a one-match suspension ruled out established No1 Marco Silvestri following the red card he received in the weekend defeat against Huddersfield.

“The young goalkeeper’s had nothing to do but what he’s had to do he has done very well in terms of kicking and distribution,” Evans told Leeds’ YouTube channel after the match.

Peacock-Farrell, another product of Leeds’ academy, had been an unused substitute in Leeds’ first-team squad since late November.

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He was promoted from the Under-21s after former Middlesbrough and Chelsea keeper Ross Turnbull suffered a broken ankle and USA Under-23 international Charlie Horton agreed to sever his deal with Leeds and return to America for family reasons.

Leeds are 15th in the Championship table following the draw against Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink’s side, the third match in a row that they have failed to win.

In other Leeds news, ex-Elland Road striker Noel Whelan has said Massimo Cellino will not change his mind about Evans’ future.