Rangers fringe player wants chance to maintain record in Old Firm derby
By Will Butcher
Matt Gilks has revealed his desire to maintain his record of not conceding as a Rangers player against Celtic on Sunday.
The veteran goalkeeper has kept four clean sheets in his four appearances this season, but is unlikely to start ahead of number one shot stopper Wes Foderingham.
Speaking to Rangers’ official website ahead of Sunday’s Betfred Cup semi final, Gilks revealed that he is hoping he will be given the chance to keep his fifth consecutive clean sheet.
“I would love to keep my record up of not conceding as a Rangers player,” Gilks told Rangers’ official website. We could possibly do it, it would be brilliant to get to a final without letting a goal in.
“There is a friendly rivalry between me and Wes. We have to work together daily, I have to warm him up when he plays and vice versa so there is a mutual respect there. You give your all for whoever is playing and support them.”
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The Gers will be hoping to prevent a repeat of the 5-1 demolition that occurred earlier in the season, as they welcome their Old Firm foes to Ibrox.
Gilks, 34, has made all four of his appearances in the Betfred Cup, keeping clean sheets in the wins against Annan, East Stirling, Peterhead and Queen of the South.
A win for the Gers will give former Brentford boss Warburton a shot at his third piece of silverware as Rangers manager, after winning the Scottish Championship and the Challenge Cup last season.
Aberdeen or Morton will also be looking to get their hands on the trophy, as they do battle on Saturday with a place in the final at stake.
In other Rangers team news, Waghorn had this to say after the Gers beat Inverness.