Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has said heaped praise on Bailey Peacock-Farrell with the goalkeeper continuing to grow in stature and confidence.
The young stopper came in at an important time for the Whites last season and dug us out a bit because Felix Wiedwald was proving rather problematic.
Since then, too, BPF has really kicked on with his young age proving no barrier to his ability and confidence between the sticks.
Indeed, he’s now playing for his nation as we are in the international break and Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has been very impressed with him.
Via the YEP, he said after the game with Bosnia:
“I was delighted with Bailey. I thought he acquitted himself very well.
“He looked very assured in everything else that he did. In fact, there wasn’t a performance from any of my players that I could be disappointed about.”
Clearly, there is no stopping BPF at the moment and how far he can go really does seem up to him.
Young goalkeepers usually struggle before becoming good but he has come into the side and has immediately done well.
I’m sure there are plenty more milestones on the way for him in the years to come.