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Northern Ireland games are huge for Leeds goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell

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Northern Ireland games are huge for Leeds goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell

Leeds United have entered the international break third in the Championship table and one point off the automatic promotion spots following their defeat to Sheffield United.

Marcelo Bielsa’s team are still right in the hunt with eight games left and they host Millwall at Elland Road on 30 March when domestic football resumes.

The Whites have a number of players way on international duty and it’s particularly crucial for goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Leeds are without their number one Kiko Casilla for the Millwall showdown as he serves a suspension for a red card, meaning that Peacock-Farrell may be in line for a return to the side.

The 22-year-old has not featured in the league since January and has spent his time watching on from the bench.

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Peacock-Farrell has linked up with Northern Ireland and it would be beneficial if he could pick up some vital minutes in net.

 

The shot-stopper has five senior international caps for Northern Ireland and will be hoping to be involved in Euro 2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus over the next fortnight.

He will be lacking match sharpness and having two competitive games under his belt before Millwall would be a massive help to his confidence.

Peacock-Farrell is a promising young goalkeeper that was impressive at times for Bielsa in the first half of the season, but is still improving and needs to be more commanding of his box.

Leeds are entering must-win games if they want to secure automatic promotion, which is why it would be a huge chance to impress against Millwall and perhaps force his way back into the side.

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