Gilks - No Prem concerns
Blackpool's Matthew Gilks insists not even the Premier League can intimidate him after playing at Wembley.
Last Updated: 29/05/10 1:02pm
Blackpool goalkeeper Matthew Gilks insists not even the Premier League can intimidate him after playing at Wembley.
Gilks is expected to be kept busy next season with the recently promoted Seasiders, who have not seen top flight action since 1971.
But the keeper insists he will not be intimidated after coming through the Championship play-off finals at the revered London ground.
"I've just played in front of 82,000 at Wembley," Gilks told the Daily Mirror. "It is what you dream of as a boy.
"That is why you play football, you want to get to the top and play in front of the big crowds and show them what you can do.
"It's going to be a bit daunting at certain places but we will go there fully committed and we are going to enjoy it as much as we can."
The 27-year-old insists he will take lessons from playing in the top flight, but is secure in his own ability as a player.
"I won't feel like a Premier League player until I play in it," he added. "I am 27 now and you never stop learning.
"But I have confidence in myself and confidence in the team and that is important."