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Exclusive: Ex-Sheffield Wednesday star hails Peacock-Farrell as a “great acquisition”

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Burnley goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell is a “great acquisition” for Wednesday, the club’s former midfielder Carlton Palmer has told This Is Futbol in an exclusive interview.

Wednesday confirmed at the end of last month that they have signed Peacock-Farrell on from Burnley as the 24-year-old looks for more game time.

Peacock-Farrell joined the side from Leeds United back in 2019 but has barely featured under Sean Dyche.

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He has been firmly behind England goalkeeper Nick Pope in the pecking order at Turf Moor, appearing in just eight games last season.

It meant Peacock-Farrell had little choice but to leave Burnley and Palmer is pleased Wednesday ended up being his destination.

“They needed to bring in a good goalkeeper for sure,” the ex-Wednesday player said. “This kid is an international, he played 28 times for Leeds when they got into the Championship play-offs in 2019, so I think it’s a great acquisition by the club.

The right age, he’s got a presence about him and he’s very, very highly thought of.”

Indeed, with Keiren Westwood leaving Wednesday, the club needed to sign a new shot-stopper.

And Peacock-Farrell, an Northern Ireland international with Championship experience, looks like a bit of coup coming from a outfit.

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