The 6ft 4ins goalkeeper moved to Pools during the summer of 2009 following his release from Crystal Palace and enjoyed an excellent first season at Victoria Park.
Flinders started his career with Barnsley and made his league debut for the Tykes in March 2005 against Peterborough. Later that year the agile shot stopper was capped by England Under 20s and soon attracted the attention of Eagles boss Peter Taylor who took him to Selhurst Park in July 2006.
However, competition was tough at Palace and he made just 14 appearances for the Club in three years, though he did gain league experience with loan spells with Gillingham, Brighton, Yeovil and Falkirk.
During his first year at Pools he played every minute of every game in both league and cup competition and although injury hampered his second season, he returned in top form to help Pools secure the League One status.
Perhaps his finest moment came in the opposition penalty area though, when he scored a dramatic 94th minute equaliser against Bournemouth in the final home game of the 2010/11 campaign.
He signed a new contract in the summer of 2011 and went on to enjoy another strong season in 2011/12 during which he sat out just one game and kept thirteen clean sheets.