Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has handed Scott Banks a pre-season chance following the conclusion of his loan spell at Dunfermline Athletic.

The talented attack-minded midfielder returned to Crystal Palace earlier this summer after a short stint at Dunfermline. He played 45 minutes as Vieira’s team won 1-0 in their first pre-season friendly match of the campaign against English League Two side Walsall.

Walsall v Crystal Palace - Pre-Season Friendly

Banks was in the mix. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Banks signed for Crystal Palace in January 2020 after breaking through at Dundee United, leaving Tannadice before making an impact at senior level. He moved to Alloa Athletic later that month but the loan was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A move to Dunfermline followed one year later, helping the Championship club into the promotion play-offs, where they suffered defeat to Raith Rovers. Banks had starred at Premier League 2 level for Palace prior to his Fife loan and now the Premier League outfit’s new manager has clearly been impressed by his talent.

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