Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira says Scott Banks will ‘spend time’ with the English Premier League club’s first-team after his Dunfermline Athletic loan.

Banks joined Crystal Palace in January 2020 from Dundee United and has spent time on loan in the Scottish Championship at Alloa Athletic and Dunfermline. He has shone for the Selhurst Park club’s U23s side and scored a brilliant free-kick in the weekend’s friendly win over Reading.

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Impressing at Crystal Palace. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

New Crystal Palace boss Vieira has been impressed after Banks and Dunfermline narrowly missed out on promotion to the Scottish Premiership last term: “His work was really good, but he’s somebody who technically can play at that level. He’s really smart, always finding the right position to allow himself to go forward.

“He’s a really smart kid and I think he will spend time with the first-team. It’s always difficult when you manage to have a couple of (first-team) players and a lot of young players from the academy to find the right balance.

“But I’m quite satisfied with where we are tactically. There’s a really good understanding from the players about what I want and now we have all the players available to perform.”

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