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Andy Lonergan is delighted about how well Bailey Peacock-Farrell is doing at Leeds United Football Club. The younger player is certainly making his mark!
Lonergan Solidly Behind Peacock-Farrell
Andy Lonergan is very pleased with the progression of Bailey Peacock-Farrell, the younger Leeds United Football Club goalkeeper, as the more knowledgeable custodian concentrates on developing a different view on soccer as he takes his coaching badges.
It’s the Second Time for Lonergan at Leeds
Lonergan joined the Leeds United Football Club for the second time in his playing career last August. Fans who follow the action via the online betting NZ and the rest of the world makes available will remember that the shot stopper from Preston was initially the Club’s No. 2, behind Felix Wiedwald, the summer recruit from Germany.
A catalogue of continuous errors then saw Wiedwald lose his place in the side, and Lonergan handed seven starts in October and November, before the Club once more turned its attention to Wiedwald.
Heckingbottom Took a Chance on Peacock-Farrell
But both goalkeepers have since been kept out of the Leeds United Football Club after Paul Heckingbottom, the head coach for United, saw fit to take a chance on an Academy graduate in the form of 21-year old Peacock-Farrell in the spring.
The young player hasn’t looked back since he made his first start this season in the 3 — 0 loss at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club at the beginning of March. The shot stopper, hailing from York, played the last 11 games for United, with Lonergan favoured over Wiedwald as back up on the bench after he recovered from an injury to his neck.
Lonergan Could Face Extra Competition
Lonergan has a year left on his current deal at Leeds United Football Club, but the 34-year old player could be facing additional competition for the No. 1 jersey if the Club seals a loan deal for Angus Gunn, the Manchester City custodian, as plans indicate they will.
Lonergan Says He Couldn’t Replace Peacock-Farrell
Besides the acquisition of Gunn, Lonergan has readily admitted that he would have no chance of replacing Peacock-Farrell in light of his recent form, but is quick to say that he is taking a huge amount of satisfaction in the development of the younger stopper. Lonergan is also evidently eyeing the possibility of taking up coaching in the years to come.
Lonergan spoke of Peacock-Farrell’s excellent playing giving as much pleasure as his own did, and he stated that he has truly found pleasure in his 2017-2018 performance at Leeds.
Lonergan said that he knew that some people would see this as strange since he hadn’t actually spent much time on the field, but he’d thoroughly enjoyed himself nonetheless, and even a lack of real results hasn’t put a dampener on his experience with the Club.
Speaking of Peacock-Farrell’s performance, Lonergan stated that he got on very well with the lad, and that he was delighted about how well he is doing. He said that he fully accepted that it may mean that he didn’t play as often, but that was just the way things were, and that him doing his coaching badges gave him a different perspective on the whole situation.