Leeds United fans have been left raving after first team revelation Bailey Peacock-Farrell issued a message of thanks after being named the club’s young player of the year this season.
The 21-year-old shot stopper endured a difficult start to the season as he found himself stuck behind summer signings Felix Wiedwald and Andy Lonergan in the senior pecking order, heading out on an unsuccessful month-long loan spell to National League side York City in October.
However, after the unimpressive performances from the more experienced options at his disposal, manager Paul Heckingbottom chose to hand the youngster his first senior outing in almost two years at the beginning of March, and he has retained his spot in the starting XI ever since, going on to make 10 appearances.
His impressive performances between the sticks earned him the young player of the year honour at the club’s award night on Monday, and he took to his personal Twitter account to reveal his delight as well as his hopes for a bright end to a disappointing season.
— B Peacock-Farrell (@bailey_pf) May 5, 2018
His award win went down a storm with the Elland Road faithful, many of which named Peacock-Farrell as one of a few bright points during a campaign which has failed to live up to expectation.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
I think he could be. Lightning quick across his line and very good shot stopper imo from what i seen
— Loiner (@gazLUFC13) May 5, 2018
Well deserved lad ???????? The new Nigel Martyn!
— Alan Thompson (@thombo1987) May 5, 2018
Fully deserved Bailey been outstanding since coming into the team????????#MOT
— Blake Robson (@blakerobson3) May 5, 2018
Congratulations lad well deserved,shining light in a otherwise dismal season MOT.
— Roger Cartwright (@rogercart57) May 5, 2018
Well deserved. Highlight of a disappointing season.
— Wern (@Wernerwg) May 5, 2018
You did very well, lad. The sole bright spot in a dreary slide to the end of the season. You give us hope for 2019.
— Crewe Luc ???????? (@CreweLuc) May 5, 2018
Well done Bailey number 1 for next season MOT
— Adam Dennison (@dennisas01) May 5, 2018
Would love to see you get a clean sheet tomorrow, reward for your top performances ????
— Jacko Jackson (@JackoJackson90) May 5, 2018
In other Leeds United news, fans may not see this £12,500-a-week Whites player again after the defeat to Norwich.