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Rangers Transfer News: Gilks to sign two-year deal

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Former Scotland 'keeper to provide competition for Foderingham between the sticks.

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Former Blackpool and Scotland 'keeper Matt Gilks will put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Ibrox as Mark Warburton adds some depth to his squad following the release of Cammy Bell. Gilks will be the seventh player to sign up at Ibrox ahead of the club's return to the Premiership.

Gilks' contract at Burnley is up this summer and the 34-year-old shot-stopper will link up with former Turf Moor teammate Joey Barton at Ibrox. Before moving to Burnley, where he acted as back up to Tom Heaton, Gilks made 200 appearances for Blackpool in the Championship and Premier League.

The signing of an experienced goalkeeper will allow Liam Kelly to go back out on loan after his successful spell at East Fife in the second half of last season while providing competition for the number one jersey for Wes Foderingham. In addition to having played in the Premier League, Gilks has also represented Scotland three times; making his debut in 2012 as a substitute in a friendly with Australia.