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Goalkeeper Matt Gilks pens one-year deal with Fleetwood

37-year-old becomes eighth signing of the summer

1 August 2019

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Fleetwood Town are pleased to announce the signing of experienced goalkeeper Matt Gilks.

The 37-year-old has featured for the club in pre-season ahead of the new Sky Bet League One campaign, and has penned a one-year contract with the club.

Gilks come to Highbury as a vastly experienced goalkeeper, and has featured for clubs such as Rochdale, Blackpool, Burnley, Glasgow Rangers and most recently last season, League Two winners Lincoln City.

Town’s eighth signing of the summer is also a Scotland international, featuring three times, with his last cap in 2013.

Head coach Joey Barton said after completing the signing of former teammate Gilks: “We’re really pleased to see Matt sign with us for the upcoming season.

“He brings an incredible level of experience to the goalkeeping department, and will provide serious competition for the number one shirt along with Alex Cairns and Billy Crellin.

“He’s a great character and fits well into our ever-growing culture at the football club, so for us, it’s a great fit.”

Gilks will wear the number 13 for the upcoming Sky Bet League One season, which begins this Saturday against Peterborough United.

The best way to follow Matt Gilks and Fleetwood Town this year is by getting your Onward Card. Adult prices start from £170, with seniors and under 25s starting at £120, and under 16s from £23. Visit for more details. 

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