Keeper set to sign Dale deal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rochdale goalkeeper Matthew Gilks is ready to shun interest from The Premiership.Rochdale goalkeeper Matthew Gilks is ready to shun interest from The Premiership and sign a new contract at Spotland.
Norwich City have been mooted as admirers of the youngster and he has been put forward as a replacement for Robert Green should The Canaries be relegated.
Bolton Wanderers have also been linked with the 22-year-old, with Sam Allardyce rumoured to be keen on Gilks to act as cover for Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Dale are determined to keep Gilks and the shot-stopper admits he is willing to ink an extension with the League Two club.
"I've been offered a very good contract to stay and will be happy to sign once one or two little details are sorted out," said Gilks.
Rochdale boss Steve Parkin also hopes Gilks pledges his future to the club and warned his suitors he will not come cheap.
Parkin told the club's official website: "It's his decision if he wants to stay with us now but whoever decides to get involved in transfer talks with him will have to pay a bob or too it's as simple as that.
"He's been brought through the football club and we have offered him a decent new contract. I think deep down he'd like to stay."