By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to hail Bailey Peacock-Farrell after his performance in their team’s 1-1 Championship draw against Sunderland on Saturday.
The goalkeeper, 21, was handed his sixth consecutive start by manager Paul Heckingbottom as United failed to once again win at Elland Road.
But the Leeds academy product delivered a fine display and was praised for his performance by both Heckingbottom and opposition manager Chris Coleman.
Peacocjk-Farrell has made a good impression since being promoted from the youth-team ranks ahead of senior duo Felix Wiedwald and Andrew Lonergan.
Leeds’ results have been poor since the turn of the year but Heckingbottom’s faith in the youngster has been justified, particularly in light of some dodgy performances from the defenders in front of him.
Supporters took to social media to wax lyrical about Peacock-Farrell, with a number of them urging the club to tie him down to a long-term contract.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Finneylad18 (@LufcKopper18) April 7, 2018
Had BPF been in goal from day one we would now be sitting pretty in a play off position …. it would have been a thoroughly underserved position to be in however #LUFC
— Foz (@chrisfozard) April 7, 2018
BPF is ace needs a new long term contract in the summer #lufc
— Armo ????☀️ #NH69 ???????? (@Jordan_Armo) April 7, 2018
So happy for BPF. Nothing I love more than seeing a Leeds goalie blossom in adversity. Big future for this lad. #lufc
— David Guile ???? (@ellandduck) April 7, 2018
— Ivan Taggart (@IvanTaggart) April 7, 2018
If the academy lads keep getting opportunities at the expense of senior squad injuries and suspensions, bring it on. BPF, Pearce, O’connor. So far so good, what’s the worry? #LUFC
— Jimmy Neal (@only1jimmy) April 7, 2018
Saw maturity from BPF and O’Connor beyond more experienced players. Scraping a 1-1 against a team at that level shows how far off we are. Over to you AR. #lufc
— RichieRich (@AMitherer) April 7, 2018
The question now: is BPF moulding himself into our number one? In my opinion, yes. Has to be the last line of defence and has done well since coming in, settling immediately. Nothing to lose. Needs a great, experienced number two as backup bringing in. #lufc
— AllWhiteStrip (@AllWhiteStripLU) April 7, 2018
Should sorting BPF with a long term contract Now #lufc
— Kirsty Stanley (@stanners_1982) April 7, 2018
On a positive BPF is starting to stake a claim for being number 1 next season. Not many champ keepers would be able to make those saves. #lufc
— DW (@daawilson1919) April 7, 2018
In other Leeds United transfer news, the club are working on a deal to sign an English centre-back who has been the best in the league this season.