Bailey Peacock-Farrell is set to start for Leeds tonight in their Championship game against Wolves, according to a reliable journalist.
Phil Hay, from the Yorkshire Evening Post, reported the news on his personal Twitter page on Wednesday evening, ahead of the official team news.
Heckingbottom taking the plunge with his goalkeepers – Bailey Peacock-Farrell starts tonight. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) March 7, 2018
The 21-year-old will make just his second appearance for Leeds after playing in a 1-1 draw with QPR in the Championship two years ago.
Leeds take on league leaders Wolves at Elland Road tonight after a string of poor results has left their play-off hopes in tatters.
The game kicks off at 7.45pm and is being broadcast on Sky Sports.
Football Insider verdict:
This has to come as a major surprise to Leeds fans after pre-match comments from Paul Heckingbottom were none too complimentary about the young keeper. That led most people to think that he wouldn’t get his chance in such a high-profile game against such tough opposition. Well, Heckingbottom obviously believes he’s good enough to take his chance and Peacock-Farrell must now grasp opportunity – literally, with both hands.