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.

Career[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.