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Former Premier League and International stopper arrives at the Bank

31 January 2019

Former Scotland International and Premier League goalkeeper Matt Gilks has signed on a free transfer from Sky Bet League One side Scunthorpe United.

Gilks played a key part in The Iron's League One play-off campaign last season, making 48 appearances, keeping 17 clean sheets across the Emirates FA Cup and league.

The 36-year-old has full International caps, having made three appearances for Scotland, with victories in each fixture for the stopper. 

Gilks first came into the spotlight in the early stages of the new millennium, as he became a key figure at Rochdale, making just shy of 200 appearances, before moving to Norwich City in 2007. 

A year at Carrow Road, and Gilks was on the move, this time to Blackpool, which has arguably been the pinnacle of his career. 

2009/10 saw Blackpool and Gilks secure a historic promotion to the Premier League, as he made 32 appearances, including all three play-off matches. 

Gilks battled for the number one shirt, and made 18 Premier League appearances, alongside Imp Neal Eardley. 

The experienced goalkeeper played in away victories at Anfield and St. James' Park, but it wasn't enough to keep The Tangerines in the top flight.

Another four years was spent at Bloomfield Road, before Gilks spent time with Burnley, Rangers, Wigan Athletic and Scunthorpe United.

We will have reaction from Danny Cowley and the Imps goalkeeper ahead of the weekend.


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