Report: Rangers eye Scotland international with links to Frank McParland

Giorgios Karagounis (Not Pictured) scores the first goal for Fulham past Blackpool's Matt Gilks

Mark Warburton could inflict another blow on Rangers' Premiership rivals Heart of the Midlothian by bringing the 34-year-old to Ibrox instead.

Giorgios Karagounis (Not Pictured) scores the first goal for Fulham past Blackpool's Matt GilksGilks in action for Blackpool

Former Burnley goalkeeper Matt Gilks could replace the outgoing Cammy Bell at Rangers, according to the Scotsman, which cites the Scottish Sun.

Gilks, who has three caps for Scotland, was released by the Clarets at the end of last season.

(L-R) Scotland's Matt Gilks, Russell Martin and Ross McCormack arrive for trainingGilks (L) with Scotland teammates Russell Martin and Ross McCormack

The 34-year-old had been linked with a move to Hearts and Rangers could inflict another blow on the Edinburgh side, who were snubbed by Bell in favour of Dundee United (the Scotsman).

Rochdale-born Gilks began his career at his hometown club, before moving on to Norwich City and Blackpool, for whom he appeared in the Premier League.

From there he made the short trip to Burnley, where Rangers head of recruitment was employed prior to his Ibrox appointment in October 2015.

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier leagueGers recruit Barton was Gilks' teammate at Turf Moor

McParland has already put his extensive list of contacts to good use, helping the Gers to land Joey Barton (Burnley) and Jordan Rossiter (Liverpool) from two of his former clubs.

Bell is set to follow Maciej Gostomski out of Ibrox this summer, leaving the search for a back up to Wes Foderingham high on Mark Warburton's list of priorities.

Rangers' Cammy Bell walks off at half timeBell is reportedly headed for Dundee United

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