Fulham are lining up a return to his homeland on loan for Scottish under-21 international forward Kieron Bowie, according to the Daily Record.

The former Raith Rovers forward are keen to offer the 20 year-old another chance to gain further first-team football experience after Bowie shone on loan at Northampton Town, helping the Cobblers to promotion from League Two. Bowie scored five goals and made three more in 39 appearances across the course of the campaign – and the Kirkcaldy-born forward is keen to return to Scotland for his next spell on loan.

The early favourites for Bowie’s signature appear to be St. Mirren with the Buddies boss Stephen Robinson understood to have included the youngster on his list of summer transfer targets, but Fulham are eager to assess all possible options before deciding on the best destination for one of their promising young talents. They are confident that there will be a number of Scottish Premiership sides keen to take Bowie on loan. Dundee United, who have an academy partnership with the Whites, could be a possible alternative should they retain their top-flight status.

Bowie scored ten goals in 39 appearances for Raith, whom he helped win the Scottish League One title, having broken into the senior side aged just sixteen. He then scored fifteen goals in 21 appearances as he helped Steve Wigley’s under 18s win the southern Premier League in his first season south of the border.