'100% behind you', 'The man' – Leeds fans react to message from fringe star after Heck decision
Young goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell sent Leeds fans a message on Monday and they poured onto Twitter to praise him for his recent performances.
Fans had been calling for Paul Heckingbottom to start him for weeks, after a string of bad performances from Felix Wiedwald.
He finally relented last week when he put Peacock-Farrell in goal for the visit of league leaders Wolves.
He wasn’t overawed by the occasion and although he let three goals in, he put in a fine display himself.
That was enough to keep him the gloves for the trip to Reading on Saturday and by all accounts he was one of the best Leeds players on the pitch and was partly responsible for the valuable point in the 2-2 draw.
Since then Heckingbottom has made his decision going forward, saying, “The shirt is his… as it stands.”
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Following this, Peacock-Farrell posted a picture of himself playing for the first team with a strong-arm emoji – and fans absolutely loved it.
— B Peacock-Farrell (@bailey_pf) March 12, 2018
Here is a selection of the best reactions to the proud message from the young goalkeeper:
Mate keep playing as you are and that shirt is yours.. We are 100% behind you #MOT
— ROSSii (@MrROSSii1990) March 12, 2018
Well done lad. Keep it going ????⚽️
— Tom McStravick (@McstravickTom) March 12, 2018
keep going lad that number one shirt is yours
— Armo ????☀️ #NH69 ???????? (@Jordan_Armo) March 12, 2018
— Chris Gamble (@CGamb15) March 12, 2018
— GHoward (@gavlarr80) March 12, 2018
— mark Flather (@markfla82) March 12, 2018
Keep working hard Bailey ????
— Loiner (@gazLUFC13) March 12, 2018
— ArkansasLUFC (@BStacksLUFC) March 12, 2018