Leeds United took on Tadcaster Albion yesterday evening, with plenty of first-team stars missing due to the pre-season trip to Australia.
However, Leeds still fielded a strong team for the game and the end result was positive. Leeds won 5-1, with Ryan Edmondson’s hat-trick the big talking point from the fixture.
That and the fact Leeds had a trialist between the sticks. The player in question was Max Johnstone. The 20-year-old younger brother of West Brom stopper Sam was released by Sunderland this summer and is now seeking to earn a spot at Leeds.
But it did raise a question among many Leeds fans. Where was Bailey Peacock-Farrell?
The Northern Ireland international was something of a surprise omission from the Australia tour last week. It was expected he would play in this fixture. However, he was not in the squad for the game and Leeds fans think he might be off.
According to The Mirror, Burnley boss Sean Dyche is keen on the Leeds star, with Tom Heaton and Joe Hart set to leave Turf Moor this summer.
Peacock-Farrell has previously spoken of his desire to play regular football, something that is not guaranteed at Elland Road.
Whilst there are some reports about Peacock-Farrell carrying an injury from the recent Guiseley friendly, plenty of fans on twitter think this latest development could mean the end for the Leeds stopper.
— Debbie Young ?? (@Debyoung76) July 17, 2019
Am I correct in assuming BPF is on the out?
— SJWilson30?? (@SJWilson30) July 17, 2019
Wonder the same… BPF to be sold?
— NorseXRP ? (@NorseXrp) July 17, 2019
Doesn’t look good, why wudnt he not be getting game time
— Johnny Duggan (@JohnnyLUFCMan) July 17, 2019
I had heard a few whispers. I guess you can’t blame him wanting to play more, he has a lot of belief in himself and wants to play.
— Jo Bedford ? (@El_Loco_JoJo) July 17, 2019
International career for him means he needs to play really. Can understand it from that point of view. :)
— Mandie moo?? (@MoobagMw) July 17, 2019
Be tougher to get in Burnley’s team than ours, if he goes there it’s about the ????
— SuperLeeds2019 (@Super_Leeds2019) July 17, 2019
We could get 5m so AR will be happy
— Kenny Brown (@kennybrown1964) July 17, 2019
— Marcelo Bielsa Fan Account (@TotalLeedsball) July 17, 2019
Is BPF injured? must be on his way out if he isn’t
— stujeffery (@Stuart_Jeffery) July 17, 2019
BPF off imo. Got a trialist keeper & Rae back who left at the end of his contract? Not fussed about it if we get a decent fee, Miazek definitely good enough same with Huffer. #lufc
— Matt (@mattlufc_) July 17, 2019
BPF surely going to Burnley then… #lufc
— Tom (@TomLambert7) July 17, 2019