Keeper Gilks holds Rangers talks

22 Jun

Matt Gilks in action for Burnley against Ragners last summer


Matt Gilks played for Burnley against Rangers in a pre-season friendly last summer

Scotland international goalkeeper Matt Gilks is in Glasgow for signing talks with Rangers.

He is a free agent after leaving Burnley at the end of the season and has already held initial talks with the Ibrox club.

Gilks, 34, was a target for Hearts and was also attracting interest from League One clubs in England.

He would replace Cammy Bell in the Rangers squad after Bell joined Dundee United in a free transfer.

Gilks, who only played twice during his two seasons with Burnley, last played for Scotland in 2013.

But he worked alongside the current Rangers goalkeeper coach Jim Stewart while on international duty.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has been looking for an experienced goalkeeper to join the squad and provide competition for Wes Foderingham, who was first choice last season.

Rochdale-born Gilks, who began his career with his local club before moving to Norwich City, won his three Scotland caps while with Blackpool.

He left the Seasiders after their relegation from the Premier League in England but was unable to dislodge number one Tom Heaton at Burnley.

Gilks last played a competitive game for the Championship winners in August, a 1-0 win over Port Vale in the Capital One Cup.

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