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Kenny Miller hails Matt Gilks

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

Kenny Miller says Matt Gilks is a "top, top goalie" amid speculation linking him with Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers.

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

Speaking to Rangers official YouTube page, striker Kenny Miller has suggested that he would welcome the potential signing of goalkeeper Matt Gilks.

The Gers are short on goalkeeping options after releasing Cammy Bell this week, with Wes Foderingham the only established stopper in Rangers first-team squad.

Speculation has mounted that the former Blackpool keeper could be the man to rival Foderingham for the number one shirt next term, with BBC Sport reporting that he was in Glasgow negotiating with the club following his release from Burnley.

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

And Miller, who played alongside the 34-year-old with Scotland, believes the veteran has everything Rangers look for.

"I spoke to him [Gilks] a couple of years ago about our club and he just fits everything about it," he said to Rangers YouTube channel.

"He's an experienced player. He's a winner. He's willing to come here and work and fight for his place. He's a top, top international goalie with a lot of experienced and played for a good level down in England."

Andy Halliday celebrates with Kenny Miller after scoring the second goal for Rangers

Should he arrive, Gilks would be Rangers seventh summer signing, following Jordan Rossiter, Joey Barton, Clint Hill, Matt Crooks, Josh Windass and Niko Kranjcar - who signed just today - to Ibrox.

None of them commanded transfer fees per se and Mark Warburton, to his credit, is pulling off some cracking deals this summer. Is Gilks the next man up? Miller certainly hopes so.

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