Rangers ‘keeper Matt Gilks is being courted by Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic, according to reports.
This comes after the Scottish Sun reported that the 34-year-old is seeking an exit from Ibrox this month after growing frustrated at a lack of first-team action.
Warren Joyce’s Latics are said to be keen on bringing the Scot to the DW Stadium; a knee injury to regular stopper Adam Bogdan has put a new goalkeeper at the top of Joyce’s wish list, as he currently only has two senior ‘keepers at his disposal in veteran Jussi Jaaskelainen and inexperienced loanee Jakob Haugaard.
The former Blackpool and Burnley shot stopper has been totally frozen out of the Old Firm side’s plans this season, with boss Mark Warburton preferring to deploy Wes Foderingham between the sticks.
Gilks joined the Scottish side from Premier League outfit Burnley last year, but is yet to make a single appearance.
Perhaps the most successful portion of his career came during a six-year spell at Blackpool, where he made 182 appearances, and was the Tangerines’ first choice stopper during their two seasons in the top flight.
He also made a similar amount of appearances at Rochdale between 2000 and 2007, as well as spending time at Norwich City and he also had a loan spell at Shrewsbury Town in 2008.
Additionally, Gilks has represented his national side on three occasions.
Wigan have failed to make an impression on the Championship since their promotion last season; they currently sit in 23rd position, and look to return to winning ways in the league next weekend when they take on fellow strugglers Burton Albion away from home.