FORMER Hartlepool keeper Scott Flinders has signed for York City and midfielder James Berrett has also completed his move to Bootham Crescent from Yeovil.

Flinders, 29, has decided to join the Minstermen following six years with Pool while Berrett, whose transfer was revealed first by The Press last week, has been drafted in after being offered a contract termination by Glovers boss Paul Sturrock at the end of last season.

Rotherham-born Flinders made his professional debut in League One for first club Barnsley at the age of 18 and went on to win four England under-20 caps whilst on the Tykes' books.

He subsequently went on trial at Chelsea and Wigan before signing for Crystal Palace in a deal worth £250,000 during the summer of 2006.

Flinders made 13 appearances for Palace at Championship level during a three-year spell that also saw him loaned out to Gillingham, Brighton, Yeovil, Blackpool and Falkirk before moving on to Hartlepool in 2009.

At Pool, he has made 276 appearances - the most by any keeper in the north-east outfit's history.

The 6ft 4in net-minder also holds the club record for most all-time clean sheets and became the first goalkeeper to score a goal from open play for the Victoria Park side when his 94th-minute header earned his employers a point against Bournemouth on the last day of the 2010/11 season.

In 2012/13, meanwhile, he scooped a hat-trick of Player of the Year awards, being the choice of the supporters, his team-mates and the Hartlepool Mail as the club suffered relegation to League Two.