Stephen Dobbie, the former Hibernian, St Johnstone and Queen of the South striker, is to join Fleetwood Town in League One on a season-long loan from Crystal Palace.

The move will see the 31-year-old Scot link up with former Blackpool team-mate Stephen Crainey, who joined Fleetwood on a free last week after being released by Wigan at the end of last season.

Another Scot holding talks about a season-long loan deal is Jamie Mackie, who may join Reading from Nottingham Forest.

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Mackie has been deemed surplus to requirements by Forest manager Stuart Pearce, who has already replaced him by signing Sheffield Wednesday winger Michael Antonio in a £1.5m deal.

Mackie, 28, joined Forest for £1m from Queens Park Rangers last summer and made 49 appearances last season, scoring five goals.