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Reaction: Flinders on Bolton Wanderers

23 April 2022


Reaction: Flinders on Bolton Wanderers

23 April 2022

Scott Flinders donned the gloves for the first time since December in Cheltenham Town's final home match of the season against Bolton Wanderers.

The 'keeper, the team's second longest serving player, was handed a place in the starting XI but couldn't prevent Bolton from taking all three points as Cheltenham lost just the second time at home in 2022.

He has had to wait patiently for opportunities this season after returning midway through last season from the leg break he had in January 2020, but was handed the opportunity to play at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium once again.

"I'm delighted that I was playing - it's been a while," he said.

"As you can tell I've got a smile on my face. It's always good to get minutes so I'm happy that I played but disappointed about the result as well."

He is now out of contract with a decision still to be made on his future. Having been an incredible servant over the last few years his time in Gloucestershire has been up there in a long and successful career he's determined to continue - whether that's here at Cheltenham or elsewhere.

"All I can say on my behalf is that I'd love to stay at the club. It's been five years but it's out of my hands," he added.

"If it is my last game it was emotional at the start because you never know that it could be your last game, but as soon as the whistle blows you just get into game mode anyway.

"If it is the last game it has been a real pleasure going back five years when I got that call off Gary Johnson to come down. It was the right decision."

See the full interview with Flinders for free above on iFollow. It's also available on the EFL iFollow app on your smartphone device.

Tickets for the last match of the season at Cambridge United on Saturday 30 April are on sale and available to buy online. Away travel is also available for the 12.30pm kick-off at the Abbey Stadium.

Don't miss out on early bird season tickets for the Robins' 2022/23 season which are now available to buy. You can buy online using the club's brand new ticket system.

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