Bailey Peacock-Farrell made his Leeds United first-team debut back in April 2016, but it’s during the last eight months that his career has really kicked off and reached new levels.
The goalkeeper made his second Whites appearance in March 2018 and has had a meteoric rise in the eight months that have followed.
He stepped in as the number one for the Yorkshire giants at the back-end of last season and his form convinced new manager Marcelo Bielsa to try him out in the summer.
The 21-year-old has seized that senior opportunity at Elland Road and is now the first-choice goalkeeper for a team in the hunt for promotion from the Championship, keeping quality teammate Jamal Blackman waiting in the wings.
Peacock-Farrell has also broken into the Northern Ireland senior team this year due to his club form and featured in a 1-0 defeat to Austria on Friday night.
The young shot-stopper delivered an eye-catching performance, where he made a number of impressive saves and tipped one around the post from West Ham’s centre-forward Marko Arnautovic.
He did make one error when a lapse in concentration saw him pick up a back-pass to concede an indirect free-kick, but he is still an upcoming talent ironing out the mistakes in his game.
Leeds certainly have an impressive talent in their ranks that has come through the academy and the progress he’s made in such a short space of time is staggering.
He is now a confident goalkeeper with a vocal presence and his quality on the ball too makes him ideal for Bielsa.