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Bailey Peacock-Farrell thrilled to net loan switch to Sheffield Wednesday


Bailey Peacock Farrell

Bailey Peacock Farrell

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Bailey Peacock Farrell

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s quest for regular first-team football has seen him move to League One side Sheffield Wednesday on a season-long loan.

The 24-year-old Burnley keeper, who signed for the Clarets from Leeds United two years ago, was back-up to Nick Pope at Turf Moor last season which restricted him to just eight appearances for Sean Dyche’s side.

Since making his international bow in September 2018, Peacock-Farrell has played 21 times for his country.

He qualifies for Northern Ireland through an Enniskillen-born grandfather and his international boss Ian Baraclough will be hoping this switch will see the Darlington-born netminder earn more game time.

Peacock-Farrell said: “I’m delighted to have signed for Sheffield Wednesday. I am looking forward to seeing you all at the stadium soon and I can’t wait to get going.”

Owls chief Darren Moore has been in the market for a new goalkeeper for some time, having allowed Keiren Westwood to leave this summer.

With Dyche having brought in experienced Welsh international Wayne Hennessey for the forthcoming campaign, Peacock-Farrell knew it was time for a fresh challenge.

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Clarets goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer said: “It’s a great opportunity for him to go and play a lot of games at probably the biggest club in that league, who will be looking to challenge for promotion.

“We felt it was the right club at the right time for him to go and play some games.

"Hopefully he will get as many games as possible and come back and be pushing for the No.1 spot.”

Peacock-Farrell could feature against Huddersfield in the EFL Cup on Sunday.

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