Scott Banks

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Scott Banks
Personal information
Date of birth (2001-09-26) 26 September 2001 (age 18)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Alloa Athletic
(on loan from Crystal Palace)
Youth career
Linlithgow Rose Boys Club
2013–2018 Dundee United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2020 Dundee United 1 (0)
2019Clyde (loan) 12 (1)
2020– Crystal Palace 0 (0)
2020–Alloa Athletic (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:04, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Scott Banks (born 26 September 2001)[1] is a Scottish footballer who plays for Alloa Athletic, on loan from Premier League club Crystal Palace as an attacking midfielder. Banks has previously played for Dundee United and Clyde.


Banks comes from Linlithgow, West Lothian, and attended the Scottish Football Association performance school at Graeme High School in Falkirk.[2] He joined Dundee United at youth level from Linlithgow Rose Boys Club in 2013. After being top scorer for the United under-17 team the previous season, he signed his first professional contract with the club in 2018.[3]

In February 2019, Banks joined League Two club Clyde on loan for the rest of the 2018–19 season,[4] quickly becoming a "fans' favourite".[5] He scored the club's goal of the season against Peterhead and was man of the match against Annan Athletic in the match that secured Clyde's promotion from League Two.[6]

After impressing manager Robbie Neilson in pre-season matches,[7] Banks made his Dundee United debut as a substitute against Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish League Cup in July 2019.[8]

In January 2020, he signed a three year contract with Premier League team Crystal Palace.[9] Later in January, Palace loaned Banks to Alloa Athletic until the end of the 2019–20 season.[10]


  1. ^ "Scott Banks". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Scott Banks: Meet the Linlithgow teenager who helped Clyde to promotion". Linlithgow Gazette. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Meet this year's academy graduates". Dundee United F.C. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Loan signing: Scott Banks". Clyde F.C. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  5. ^ Maclean, Ian (1 March 2019). "Dundee United on-loan youngster Scott Banks wowing Clyde fans". Cumbernauld News. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  6. ^ Maclean, Ian (21 June 2019). "Dundee United loan star Scott Banks hopes helping Clyde go up is just the start". Cumbernauld News. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  7. ^ Nicolson, Eric (1 July 2019). "Youngsters impress in Dundee United's first game of pre-season". The Courier. Dundee. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  8. ^ Roache, Ian (12 July 2019). "Hearts 1 Dundee United 1 (Hearts win 5-3 on pens): Tangerines lose another shootout but open season with fine draw at Tynecastle". The Courier. Dundee. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Scott Banks: Crystal Palace sign teen midfielder from Dundee United". BBC Sport. 2020-01-22. Retrieved 2020-01-23.
  10. ^ "Palace trio head out on loan for remainder of the season". CPFC. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.