Ian Holloway admits to Matt Gilks concerns

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Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has admitted that he faces a major fight to keep goalkeeper Matt Gilks at the club until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old former Rochdale custodian's current deal runs out at the end of the season and Gilks is reportedly being tracked by a number of other Premier League clubs.

Holloway commented:"How many fans would believe we are in the Premier League and he is in goal for us playing out of his skin? All sorts of people are rumoured to want him.

"I was sick and fed up with the stick he got in his first game and I have worked my socks off to help him. He has more than done that.

"He is a magnificent man and I am delighted how well he is playing. If I can keep him I would love to. If I can't, he goes with my blessing.

"Unfortunately he is out of contract and what is his agent telling him, who knows?

"What I do know is I have Paul Rachubka training now, Richard Kingson and young Mark Halstead.

"If Matt goes one of them might have to play. It won't be that much of a hardship, but Matt owes me nothing."

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