Former Dunfermline midfielder Scott Banks is set to get his chance at English Premier League level with Crystal Palace this term.

The youngster was named amongst the Crystal Palace substitutes in a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. It comes just a few weeks after new Selhurst Park manager Patrick Vieira said Banks would ‘spend time’ with his first-team this campaign.

Crystal Palace v Charlton - Pre-Season Friendly

Banks will spend time with Crystal Palace this season. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Banks spent the second half of last season in the Scottish Championship with Dunfermline Athletic, narrowly missing out on Premiership promotion via the play-offs. An attacking midfielder, Banks joined Crystal Palace in 2020. Vieira has proven his statement was more than lip service to the 19-year-old.

Dunfermline return to Championship action this Friday in a Fife derby with Raith Rovers, coming off the back of a 5-0 Premier Sports Cup elimination to Rangers.

Manager Peter Grant said: “We never got started and it continued on really tentatively and as I said prior to the game you never know how players are going to respond. We progressively got worse and we never got a foothold at any time. People could say Rangers played well but we were way, way off the mark.”

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