Former Pools keeper Scott Flinders has signed for League Two rivals York City after leaving Victoria Park at the end of last season.
After joining Pools in the summer of 2009, Flinders went on to make 276 appearances in all competitions for the Club – more than any other goalkeeper in the Club’s history.
Flinders also had the honour of joining the list of keepers who have scored a goal when he netted a dramatic late equaliser in a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth at the end of the 2010/11 campaign.
He was outstanding for the Club during the 2012/13 season when he was named Player of the Year, though his heroics could not prevent Pools from being relegated to League Two.
At the end of last season Flinders was offered a new deal on reduced terms but has chosen to seek a fresh challenge at Bootham Crescent.
“Scott performed very well for the Club over a long period of time and if circumstances had been different then maybe we could have kept hold of him,” explained Pools boss Ronnie Moore.
“It simply boiled down to finances unfortunately and we have to cut our cloth accordingly but Scott leaves with our very best wishes.
“He’s given this Football Club tremendous service and he captained the side excellently for me last season too so I wish him every success in the future.”
Everybody at Hartlepool United would like to wish Scott the very best for his future career.