NORTHERN Ireland boss Michael O'Neill hopes Bailey Peacock-Farrell gets his Burnley chance sooner rather than later.

The 22-year-old was arguably man of the match for his country in the 2-0 defeat to Germany at Windsor Park, making a string of saves to keep his side in the game.

Peacock-Farrell arrived at Turf Moor from Leeds at the start of August but is behind both Nick Pope and Joe Hart in the goalkeeping pecking order.

His only appearance in a match-day squad came as an unused substitute in the EFL Cup exit at home to Sunderland.

Prior to his move to East Lancashire, which followed Tom Heaton's departure to Aston Villa, the Northern Ireland No.1 was also playing second fiddle to Kiko Casilla at Elland Road.

O'Neill is therefore keen for his main man between the sticks to get some regular first-team football.

"He played very well," he said of his Peacock-Farrell's performance against Germany.

 "He's a young goalkeeper with not a lot of experience either at international level or in first-team football.

"He's not had any first-team minutes for six months so I was pleased with him.

"He knows himself his kicking could have been better but it was a big night with some big saves at an important part of the game.

"He's going to be a big goalkeeper going forward and hopefully we see him playing first-team football soon.

"It's difficult to come in and play games of this nature consistently when you're not playing first-team football."