VETERAN keeper Matt Gilks is hoping to put his Rangers disappointment behind him after agreeing a deadline day switch to Wigan.
The 34-year-old former Scotland international moved to Ibrox in a two-year deal in June 2016 after being released by Burnley.
However, Gilks was frustrated by the lack of first team opportunities with boss Mark Warburton keeping faith with Wes Foderingham for the crucial Premiership games.
The Rochdale-born shotstopper who won three Scottish caps, came in for the Betfred League Cup-ties and was the Ibrox club’s hero in their 1-0 loss to Celtic in the semi-final at Hampden when he made a string of excellent saves.
Gilks admiited: “It’s been a few weeks in the making, but to get it done and finally say I am a Wigan Athletic player is what I have been wanting to do for a few weeks, so I am delighted.
“It’s a chance to freshen up for me. I went to Rangers in the summer and gave it my all up there to try and get into the team.
“But the manager didn’t really play me other than in the Cup games.
“It’s good to move back to the north-west, as well. That plays a part with my family and it works out well for me coming here.”
Gilks will now be battling with Jakob Haugaard and Jussi Jaaskelainen for a starting spot at his new club.