New Rangers signing Matt Gilks has revealed on the club’s official website how watching Kenny Miller and Darren Fletcher in training inspired him.
The 34-year-old goalkeeper has joined Rangers on a free transfer after leaving Premier League-bound Burnley at the end of the 2015-16 season.
The former Blackpool goalkeeper has signed a two-year contract with Mark Warburton's side. Gilks has already worked with Rangers striker Miller at the Scotland national team.
The goalkeeper has worked with former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher at the national team as well.
The new Rangers signing has revealed how watching Miller and the West Bromwich Albion star train for Scotland changed his outlook.
“I always use an example of when I was first in the Scotland squad with Kenny Miller and Darren Fletcher,” Gilks told Rangers’ official website.
“I saw them train and I thought I was doing well at the time, but it really made me think ‘this is another level now’.
“I watched them train and the enthusiasm and the endeavor that they still have at their age and at their stage of the careers, after everything they’ve achieved, is great.”
Gilks is expected to provide competition to the Gers' current number one Wes Foderingham.
The Scottish custodian will bring with him a lot of experience, having played in the Championship and in the Premier League in England.
The former Norwich City man has not played much competitive football for the past two seasons, though.
During his two years at Burnley, Gilks did not play a single league match and featured just twice in the League Cup.