Gilks: We fear no-one in play-offs

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MATT Gilks insists the Seasiders have no-one to fear in the play-offs.

West Ham might have taken six points off Pool this season and Birmingham four, but the keeper believes that counts for nothing now.

The 29-year-old said: “I don’t have any preference about who to play. I think they will be more worried about facing us rather than the other way around.

“We struggled against West Ham in the league but we wouldn’t worry about them now because the play-offs are completely different. I don’t think West Ham will fancy coming here again, with a full house, when they know the form we are in. I think they will be worried, especially as we feel we owe them one.


“But we know it won’t be easy. We know there is still a lot to do and anything can happen.

“The Championship is a very good league and there are some excellent teams in the top six, who aren’t up there by fluke.

“So, yes, it is going to be tough but hopefully we can overcome that, find ourselves at Wembley again – and try to get the same result as two years ago.”

Gilks, who has kept five clean sheets in six games, also has another reason to be pleased the Seasiders made the play-offs.

“I am away with the Scotland squad, if selected, at the end of May.

“It means I would have been at a bit of a loose end that month if we hadn’t made that play-offs.

“Now I’ll hopefully be busy right up until the Scotland game, then I can finally book a holiday after that!”

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