(L-R) Scotland's Matt Gilks, Russell Martin and Ross McCormack arrive for training
New Rangers signing Matt Gilks has been quote by the Daily Mail as saying that he thinks reuniting with Andy Halliday and Danny Wilson will help him hit the ground running at Ibrox.
Having landed Clint Hill, Matt Crooks, Jordan Rossiter, Joey Barton, Josh Windass and Niko Kranjcar, Rangers boss Mark Warburton then swooped to add a new goalkeeper to his ranks having allowed both Maciej Gostomski and Cammy Bell to leave the club on free transfers.
With experience wanted behind first choice stopper Wes Foderingham, Warburton chose to land veteran goalkeeper Matt Gilks on a free transfer following his release from Burnley.
The 34-year-old, who has represented Scotland in international football despite being born in Rochdale, made just two appearances in the last two seasons for Burnley before being released by Sean Dyche's men earlier this summer.
Now heading up to Scotland for a reunion with Rangers' former Burnley recruitment chief Frank McParland, experienced stopper Gilks will be hoping to make an impression on Warburton and pressurise Foderingham for the No. 1 jersey at Ibrox.
McParland isn't the only familiar face for Gilks though, as he has been quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that former team-mates Andy Halliday and Danny Wilson can help him in Glasgow.
Gilks played alongside Rangers stars Halliday and Wilson at Blackpool, whilst he also knows assistant boss David Weir from his time in the Scotland national team.
Gilks believes that reuniting with these familiar faces will help settle in at Ibrox immediately, as rather than head into Ibrox not knowing anybody, he has some prior experience with key members of Warburton's squad.
"I know quite a few of the players from the Scotland set-up and I played with Danny Wilson and Andy Halliday at Blackpool," said Gilks. "So I know a lot of them, including David Weir as well previously with Scotland."
"It’s not a home from home but it’s not like coming in for your first day at school where you don’t know anybody. I’m kind of hitting the ground running in that respect, rather than getting to know everybody, so it will make it slightly easier for me," he added.
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