Gilks on Scotland radar
Craig Levein has revealed he has spoken to Blackpool's Matt Gilks about possibly playing for Scotland.
Last Updated: 01/09/10 1:30pm
Craig Levein has revealed he has spoken to Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks about possibly playing for Scotland.
Gilks, who was born in Rochdale, qualifies for Scotland through his grandmother, and has impressed over the past season with the Seasiders.
The Scotland boss will see Gilks as ideal cover for long-term injury victim Craig Gordon and Rangers stopper Allan McGregor.
"He is one we became aware of a while ago and have kept track of his progress," Levein told the Scottish football Association's official website.
"Obviously he was a key figure in Blackpool's promotion to the Barclays Premier League and while I will not name my squad until tomorrow, he is one I think we need to take a closer look at.
"He comes highly recommended, is playing regularly for his club and the next logical step is for our goalkeeping coach to work closely with him.
"As I have said since I took this job, we need to cast our net as wide as possible to make sure we have the strongest squad possible.
"If there are talented players able to represent Scotland then we have a duty to do our homework and make sure we leave no stone unturned."