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Bradford City and Hartlepool United are both reportedly interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Scott Banks.

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Crystal Palace winger Scott Banks is reportedly attracting a number of League Two sides. Bradford City and Hartlepool United are both reportedly ready to sign the young winger on loan.

However, it looks like Bradford City are leading the race for the winger. The influence of Mark Hughes is going to attract players to Bradford City.

CRYSTAL PALACE ARE READY TO LET HIM LEAVE ON LOAN AGAIN THIS SEASON

Bradford City has already inquired about his availability with the Eagles. He joined the club in 2020 from Dundee United. Since then he has been in fine form during the Premier League 2 season. His brilliant form prompted Crystal Palace manager Patrick Viera to include him on the bench against Chelsea last season. However, he was unable to make his first-team debut from the bench.

Hence, he could now head on loan for the season to enhance his development. Scott Banks last year scored 10 goals in 17 appearances in Premier League 2 for Palace. It seems like a number of sides have taken notice of his talent. However, it looks like there will be a rat race between Bradford City and Hartlepool United for the winger.

BRADFORD CITY ARE AHEAD IN THE RACE FOR SCOTT BANKS

According to reports, Bradford City are winning the race for the winger currently. Mark Hughes is in search of a winger after a horror injury to their winger Osadebe at the weekend. The club also have the size and scope to push the boat out and get someone very talented in League 2. In recent weeks, Hartlepool were winning the race.

However, the scenario seems to have changed. Bradford City have entered the race for the Crystal Palace winger and they are now leading the race to sign him. Other teams have also inquired about him. However, other than these two nobody has a more serious interest. Hence, if it is a battle between just Bradford and Hartlepool, there are chances Scott Banks will sign for Bradford.

Crystal Palace will also be more than happy to let him leave on loan to Bradford City. They know the winger can continue his development under a very experienced manager in the form of Mark Hughes. Hence, the move will be beneficial for all parties.

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