Pool target City as next scalp
Gilks warns newly-promoted Seasiders aim to cause another upset
By Ben Collins. Last Updated: October 11, 2010 5:10pm
Gilks: Warns Pool won't lie down
Matt Gilks has warned Manchester City that Blackpool will be baying for more blood when they visit Bloomfield Road on Sunday.
The Premier League new-boys are in buoyant mood after beating Liverpool at Anfield last time out to go ninth in the table after seven games.
The Seasiders are keen to make the big-spending Blues their next high-profile scalp when league action resumes at the weekend.
But Gilks admits the visit of City's derby rivals United on 4th December is the big one for Ian Holloway's men.
"We'll go into the City game with even more confidence after what we did at Liverpool," the Pool goalkeeper told the Gazette.
"Man City will be great, but Man United is probably the one I'm looking forward to most.
"City will come with all the big reputations they have, but we have proved so far that we are not going to lie down and get walked over."
Gilks had to rule himself out of contention for Scotland's Euro 2012 double-header against the Czech Republic and Spain due to knee and calf problems.
But the former Rochdale keeper, 28, is confident of being fit to face City and hopes he and his team-mates can maintain their promising start.
"There was less for me to do than there had been at Chelsea and Arsenal," he added.
"The first half (at Liverpool) was the best I've seen a Blackpool team play. I thought we were absolutely magnificent. We passed them off the park.
"We knew what was going to happen second half. The manager gave us a stern warning and we expected the kitchen sink to be thrown at us, but we defended with our lives and didn't let our heads drop after we conceded.
"We just kept battling away and what a result. No doubt it goes down in the club's history as one of the best days."