Hartlepool United to finish on positive note at Crawley says Scott Flinder

GREAT SCOTT: Scott Flinders receives his supporters player of the year trophy  from Pauline McSweenie from Hartlepool United Supporters Association. Picture by FRANK REID
GREAT SCOTT: Scott Flinders receives his supporters player of the year trophy from Pauline McSweenie from Hartlepool United Supporters Association. Picture by FRANK REID

SCOTT Flinders says Hartlepool United will be able to extract some consolation from an unbeaten end to their season.

Pools, courtesy of victory at Tranmere Rovers and last weekend’s draw with Brentford, are without defeat in two going into their curtain call at Crawley Town.

Already relegated, John Hughes’ side could well be expected to want for motivation heading into the game.

But Flinders – the three-time Player of the Year – insists there is still something riding on the outcome.

“At the end of the day we are professional footballers and we’ve got to keep going to the end,” said the goalkeeper.

“We’ve got a job to do and even though we are relegated we’ve got to perform for one more game.

“It’s nice to go on a little run and, while it doesn’t mean anything now, it would be nice to win and go into the summer with a bit of a lift.”

Flinders, though, concedes that inspiration was hard to find in the immediate aftermath of their relegation when taking on Brentford in front of a live, television audience last weekend.

“It was hard coming into training after being relegated,” admitted the Pools No.1.

“The lads were down but last Saturday we battled away to get a point against a side going for automatic promotion and we did okay.

“As players I think you automatically get a lift from playing in front of the nation.

“We haven’t got that tomorrow but we need to lift ourselves.”

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