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Bailey Peacock-Farrell reckons Leeds United’s fans are the best in the country.

The Northern Ireland international has enjoyed an excellent year with the club. He broke into the side under Paul Heckingbottom, and has staved off competition from Jamal Blackman to remain the club’s number one.

The 22-year-old has been in exceptional form of late, which has seen him earn his first Northern Ireland caps. He has kept three successive clean sheets – conceding just 17 goals in 19 games.

Pride

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Speaking to Leeds’ website, the former Middlesbrough youth player discussed the club’s fans. He declared that they are the best in the country.

 

“That is the best bit, you don’t realise the magnitude of the club.  It is a massive club,” Peacock-Farrell said.  “There may be players who have been elsewhere who have come to Leeds or players who have been at Leeds and then gone elsewhere and realise what it is and what it means to play for Leeds.

“It is a huge honour.  To have the fans that we have is really special.  You look across the teams in the country and nobody has the level of support that we do.

“The Leeds fans should be really proud of the support they give our team through the good time and the bad.  This is an important club and a big club and it is a privilege to play for Leeds United.”

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Peacock-Farrell will make his 20th appearance of the season on Saturday. Leeds play host to Steve McClaren’s QPR at Elland Road, as they look to make it four wins from four.

A fourth consecutive win over high-flying QPR could see Leeds leapfrog Norwich City into first place in the Championship. However, that will only happen if Bolton get a result against the Canaries in east Anglia, because Norwich sit just one point ahead.

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