Leeds and Crystal Palace will hope ex-player boosts their chances in Matthew Knox pursuit

General view of Selhurst Park

Leeds United and Crystal Palace are two of the sides who are interested in Livingston starlet Matthew Knox.

According to a recent report from TEAMtalk, Leeds and Crystal Palace are just two of the host of sides currently interested in signing Matthew Knox from Livingston.

Knox is one of the brightest prospects coming through in the Scottish game currently, and TEAMtalk name five teams currently in the running for his signature, while the East Lothian Courier suggested in December 2016 that he had previously been on trial with some of the biggest heavyweights in the Premier League.

Livingston manager David HopkinLivingston manager David Hopkin

Understandably therefore, every team in the running for the 17-year-old will be looking for any advantage they can gain in the chase, and it could perhaps be argued that both Leeds and Palace could have the same advantage to work with.

Livingston's manager currently is David Hopkin, who enjoyed two spells with the Eagles while also spending around three years at Elland Road around the time that the Whites were threatening to become something special under David O'Leary.

He is definitely a hero at Palace after scoring the last-minute goal that secured promotion to the top flight in 1997, so perhaps it would be fair to suggest that he would have positive recollections of his spells with either club.

And if Knox seeks his manager's advice when it comes to deciding his much-anticipated next move, perhaps it would not be out of the question to suggest that Hopkin will recommend either Leeds or Crystal Palace as a good move for the starlet to seriously consider. 

David Hopkin scores for Leeds against Sheffield WednesdayDavid Hopkin played for both Leeds and Crystal Palace

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch