Date: 2nd August 2019 at 7:15pm
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EXCLUSIVE

Danny Mills has tipped Bailey Peacock-Farrell to get a taste of Premier League football at Burnley after his exit from Leeds United.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Elland Road and England defender says that he understands why the Northern Irish international made the move from Yorkshire to Lancashire after coming through the Whites’ academy set up.

The Clarets confirmed the capture of 6ft 4in giant Peacock-Farrell on a four-year deal on Friday, having seen Tom Heaton depart for Aston Villa earlier in the week.

Mills says that the 22-year-old will have struggled to avoid the temptation of moving to England’s top flight and has tipped him to get some minutes thanks to Nick Pope’s injury record.

Mills told Football Insider: “His head has been turned, it’s a Premier League club, Tom Heaton has just left, Joe Hart looks to go and Nick Pope is a very able goalkeeper but has had injuries.

“He’s going in there as number two. He probably sees it as Heaton’s gone, Hart’s going, Pope’s there but had injuries. I might get a chance to play, if not I’m a Premier League goalkeeper sitting on the bench rather than a Championship goalkeeper sitting on the bench.

“I can understand it, he’s just got to be careful because he still needs to play football.”

Peacock-Farrell featured 29 times for Leeds last season but only one of those came after the arrival of Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid, the Spaniard almost immediately establishing himself as Marcelo Bielsa’s first choice.

He leaves Elland Road with 41 first-team appearances under his belt, Paul Heckingbottom handing him his extended run in the senior side.

In other Leeds United news, Marcelo Bielsa is freezing out a senior outfield international and wants him gone this month.