Gilbert began his career at Birmingham City as a trainee but failed to make a first team appearance. He did captain the academy side during his time with the Blues and made many appearances for the reserves. His progress was hampered by a host of injuries including a serious knee injury and after this realised that he should make a fresh start at another club. He joined Plymouth Argyle at the beginning of the 2003–04 season on loan, where his performances earned him a permanent move. Once he signed, Gilbert soon proved himself to be a reliable and steady player and was a mainstay of Argyle's Second Division championship-winning side, playing 40 league games and scoring one goal. This run of form lead him to be called up to the Welsh U21 squad and receiving his first cap.
He made 38 appearances for Argyle in The Championship during 2004–05. This led to interest from Leicester City manager Craig Levein who signed Gilbert for the start of the 2005–06 season, for a fee in the region of £200,000.
However, Gilbert made just six appearances for Leicester before being loaned to fellow Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in November 2005. He joined Wednesday on a permanent basis in 2006 and, following three years at the club, his contract was terminated by mutual consent on 6 April 2009.
After trials with Huddersfield Town, Southend United and Coventry City, Gilbert joined Oldham Athletic on a short-term contract. However, because the player wanted more stability than was afforded by the week-to-week deal with Oldham, he left before the 1 September transfer deadline to allow him the chance to find a permanent club.
In September 2009, Gilbert had a trial with Conference National side Mansfield Town. After a two-week trial spell in which he played the whole of a reserve game, he signed for League Two club Northampton Town in November until the end of the 2009–10 season.
On 8 July 2010 Gilbert signed a pre contract agreement with Southend United due to the club being under a transfer embargo, on 6 August 2010 Southend's embargo was lifted allowing Gilbert to be registered with the Roots Hall club. Gilbert has previously played under Southend boss Paul Sturrock at Sheffield Wednesday and Plymouth Argyle
Gilbert picked up an ankle injury in a pre season game against Derby County which forced him to miss the start of the league season. He finally made his debut for the club on 24 August 2010 against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the League Cup. Gilbert made his league debut in Southend's 2-0 win against Bradford City on 27 August 2010.
On 5 July 2012 Gilbert was released by Southend United.
Gilbert is currently on a short-term contract at Blue Square Premier League club Lincoln City. His accomplished displays have earned him the offer of an extended contract from Red Imps' manager, David Holdsworth (as reported on the BBC Sports website on 26 October 2012).
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