Macclesfield Town goalkeeper Scott Flinders says he was happy with the clean sheet in the final National League game of the season against Sutton United at the Moss on Saturday.

Macc drew 0-0 in a hotly contested match and ended the season unbeaten in their last two as they look to build momentum for the FA Trophy final in three weeks’ time against the relegated York City.

Speaking after the game, Flinders said: “They worked us hard. It was a difficult game and nobody likes to go away with a defeat at the end of the season, so we’re happy with the clean sheet and focused on Wembley now.”

Flinders faces competition from Craig Ross for the number one spot at Wembley, and he says this sort of competition can only be good for both keepers.

“Craig’s pushing me all the way, and he’s been fantastic when he’s come into the squad. There’s good, healthy competition all throughout the squad.

“Everybody’s looking forward to Wembley now. It’s great to look back on once we’ve played at Wembley – it’s a massive stage. We can’t wait now.” He said.

Flinders was also sympathetic with his former club York, who were relegated to the National League North on the final day of the season, adding: “It’s a sad day for the club. It’s not nice getting relegated but at the end of the day it’s a one off, trophy game, and I’m sure they’ll still be up for it.”


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