MATT Gilks says he would love to have the opportunity to maintain his Gers clean sheet record.
The goalkeeper has played four games in the Legaue Cup this season, Wes Foderingham featured in two group stage matches, and between the pair they haven’t conceded in the run to the semi-final, meaning Gilks has never let a goal in as a Ger.
Gilks says it would be some feat to attempt to keep that up with Celtic next up in the final four but he would love to be named ahead of Foderingham to try it.
The 34-year-old said:
“I’d love to keep my record up of not conceding as a Rangers player but the law of averages say you’re not going to.
“We could possibly do it, it would be brilliant to get to a final without letting a goal in. it would be ridiculous if we could do it so let’s just say yes we can.
“There is a friendly rivalry between Wes and I, if you will, you have to work together every day and we are separate from the group for 35-40 minutes before we are involved with them.
“So 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.
“I am 34 and I do want to still continue to play football, obviously I have these cup games which are more than I had at Burnley straight away.
“I have already played more games here than I did in two years down there but I knew a lot of the lads and I knew Jim as well so it was quite easy to fit in.
“I do enjoy it, I like the surroundings, Glasgow itself is great but ultimately I do want to play football.”
Gilks was an unused substitute when the Gers travelled to Parkhead in September for the first Old Firm of the season.
While he admits to it being a bad day for the whole squad he believes the Light Blues have learnt lessons from that afternoon.
The stopper continued: “The positives from the last Celtic game are that we actually learnt from it.
“We came back and dissected the game as a group together and we sat and spoke about what ifs and we should have done this, that and the other.
“We could improve from what we actually did that day and the games since then we have been better and better every game and we are getting close to where we need to be.
“There is a long way to go but we are doing okay without actually hitting our stride yet.
“We just looked at the game from Friday night and have again gone through it and looked at what we could change, what we could do and we are always looking to improve.”
RANGERS take on Celtic at Hampden this Sunday and if you’re outside the UK or Ireland then you can enjoy the whole game live on RangersTV.
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