BANKS SET FOR TROTTERS EXIT?
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Blackpool keeper is reported to have had a bust-up with Trotters boss Sam Allardyce prior to their game with Everton last weekend which saw him relegated to a place on the bench with loan signing Kevin Poole starting in the place of Jussi Jaaskelainen, who injured himself in the warm-up.
Banks started in place of Jaaskelainen against Aston Villa last week, but is thought to have had a fall-out with Allardyce over his move for Barcelona goalkeeper Richard Dutruel.
The 29-year-old is angry that Allardyce is looking to bring in another new goalkeeper which would push him further down the pecking order, but the move for the French shot-stopper seems set to fail.
Dutruel, who is out-of-favour at Camp Nou, held talks with the club over the weekend, but it is reported that he has rejected the chance to move to England.
Meanwhile, The Trotters are being linked with a surprise move for River Plate hot-shot Martin Cardetti.
The 26-year-old Argentine, who is the club's top scorer, is rated as one of the best strikers in Argentina and it is unlikely that River will be looking to sell him.