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BURNLEY new boy Bailey Peacock-Farrell hopes to follow in the footsteps of Michael McGovern and deliver a history making performance against the Germans.

Norwich City keeper McGovern made a string of stunning saves in a 1-0 defeat to Die Mannschaft at the Euro 2016 finals.

It will be rocking.

Hopefully And while Northern Ireland lost at the Parc des Princes, that narrow defeat helped propel them to the knockout stages of the finals.

atmosphere rattle them McGovern will forever be remembered as the hero of Paris and Peacock-Farrell hopes to write his name in lights in a similar fashion against the same opposition at Windsor Park tomorrow.

The Darlington-born shot stopper, who has emerged as Michael O'Neill's first choice keeper, said: "It would be the biggest game of my career so far and it's a huge occasion.

"Michael (McGovern) has done it before so I've been asking him questions about it - he was unbelievable against them in 2016.

"That experience is there for me to tap into. We have a good relationship, get on really well and we can talk to each other like that."

While many might flinch at the idea of facing a football powerhouse, Peacock-Farrell is relishing the prospect.

"I can't wait," he said. "I'm young at 22 and to say that potentially I'm going to be playing Germany on Monday is a great feeling.

"In the past we've shown we can mix it with the big teams and I believe this squad is the strongest it's ever been.

"I know it's going to be a really hard game, but we are at home and that helps. I've a feeling it will be rocking on Monday night. Hopefully the atmosphere can maybe rattle them."

On swapping Leeds United for top-flight Burnley last month, Peacock-Farrell accepts he'll have to be patient behind first choice keeper Nick Pope and former England No1 Joe Hart.

"I'm enjoying working with the two experienced goalkeepers in front of me. I believe it is a place where I can really grow.

"It was strange for me to leave Leeds because it was a club that got close to my heart. It's a club I'll never forget."

It will be rocking. Hopefully the atmosphere can rattle them


IN SAFE HANDS: Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Michael McGovern

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
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Date:Sep 8, 2019
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