Gilks replaces McGregor in Scotland squad

3 October 2014 20:55

Burnley goalkeeper Matt Gilks has been called up to replace the injured Allan McGregor in the Scotland squad.

The Hull City stopper was ruled out for a month with a shoulder problem earlier this week, with KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce confirming the news at a news conference on Thursday.

And the Scottish Football Association revealed on Friday that Gilks will fill the gap left behind.

Gordon Strachan’s men host Georgia in a Euro 2016 qualifier a week on Saturday before visiting Poland three days later.

Gilks, whose only Burnley appearance since signing from Blackpool came in a 1-0 League Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in August, joins Celtic’s Craig Gordon and David Marshall of Cardiff City in Scotland’s goalkeeping ranks.

The 32-year-old has represented Scotland on three previous occasions.