Date: 7th September 2018 at 4:44pm
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Earlier this week Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell announced that he was committed to an international career with Northern Ireland and confirmed that he’d rejected overtures from England about a potential switch.

The YEP carried the interview where the 21-year-old stopper confirmed the news and although he had made his debut for the side last May, the game was a friendly so under international rules he could’ve changed his allegiance if he’d have wished.

His loyalty to his country and Michael O’Neill has been rewarded in September’s international break as he’s been drafted into their 23 man squad for games over the night fortnight – they face Bosnia on Saturday before Israel a few days later.

Taking to social media to react to the youngster’s decision, Leeds fans have applauded and back him knowing he’s likely to get real game time and become their regular No 1 which benefits his development far more than simply playing backup with England.

 

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