Flinders is best keeper in league

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SCOTT Flinders may have missed out on the League One Player of the Month prize – but Mick Wadsworth is adamant he’s got the division’s best goalkeeper.

In fact, the Pools manager had today tipped his No.1 to take his career to a higher plain in the coming years.

Flinders and Pools head into tomorrow’s televised clash at Notts County (kick off 4.30pm) protecting an unbeaten record on the road in the league this term.

And Wadsworth believes a lot of that success is down to his in-form stopper.

“Scott has had a very, very good start to the season,” the manager told SportMail.

“Last year he missed a lot of the season after being injured early on but when he returned he was outstanding.

“He is improving and and that’s part of our job. His positional play is outstanding and I like it when a goalkeeper isn’t diving around making double and triple saves in one play.

“He comes for crosses and punches the ball 40 yards down the pitch which I like in a goalkeeper.

“I’ve always said he’s the best in this league and I still firmly believe that.”

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