Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford can’t wait to get working with Scott Banks after the youngster’s switch from Crystal Palace to the Pars.

The playmaker has been shining in the youth academy at Crystal Palace following his move to Selhurst Park last season from Dundee United, captaining the U23s side on occasion. Now he heads back to Scotland with Dunfermline as they push for promotion back to the Premiership.

Crystal Palace have sent him to Fife.

Banks is back in the top-flight. (Photo by Bruce White/SNS Group via Getty Images)

And Crawford says it’s a real coup for the Pars to land the talented teen: “He is a bubbly character, he is very attack minded. He can play in off the striker, he can play on both flanks and he can deal with the ball. He is not afraid to take people on.

“He is creative and we are thankful to Crystal Palace first and foremost that they have taken us in their trust that we are going to look after their player. Equally it was great that Scott wanted to come to the club.


“We had watched him a few years ago, he caught my eye playing for Clyde in a play off game against Annan and we have followed his progress since then. It is exciting that we have managed to bring in an addition like that to the squad and add to the quality that we have already got.

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Delighted with the capture. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I know that the club has worked extremely hard to get this one over the line. I think it says a lot about Scott as well, he had a successful loan period out at Clyde. He then moved on to Crystal Palace last January and before the pandemic hit us he had a short spell at Alloa.

“I know talking to him that having had a taste of first team football that has whetted his appetite and he very much wants to kick on, play and be involved around a first team environment. We are lucky that we are going to benefit from that. He has shown already in the early parts of the week that he is going to bring something to the table for us.”

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