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Anthony Straker

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Anthony Straker joined Havant & Waterlooville in May 2019 from Bath City after his contract was ended by mutual agreement.

After playing in the youth ranks for Crystal Palace he was released in 2007, which saw him sign a one-year deal with Aldershot Town later that year. However, some impressive displays in the first half of the season saw The Shots offer him a new deal which would keep him at the club until 2010. His first spell at Aldershot was a successful one has he won the conference league cup and conference league title. After making a huge 194 appearances for Aldershot he joined Wycombe Wanderers on loan in 2011.

Straker featured four times for the Blues before leaving to join Southend United in July 2012. After playing 67 times for Southend over a two-year period, he turned down a new contract to join League Two side York City.

The Grenadian international however, played the first half of the season before being sent out on loan to Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership in January 2015. His loan spell at Fir Park came to an end following the 2014/15 season, Straker also decided his time at York City was over and left the club over mutual consent.

Straker then went on to join National League side Grimsby Town after an impressive trial period at the club, he signed a one-year deal with the Mariners before leaving the club when his contract came to and end after the 2015/16 season.

June 2016 saw Straker return to his old home at the Recreation Ground after four years away from Aldershot, with a one-year deal. Aldershot put a new contract offer on the table for Straker, but he turned it down and opted to drop down a division to join Bath City in the National League South in May 2017.

His contract with The Romans where he spent two years making 77 appearances and bagging eight goals came to an end in May 2019 with a deal being agreed to bring him in to the Westleigh Park and play for the Hawks.

Straker has had plenty of experience in the football leagues as well as non-league football but has also played on the international stage. He played twice for England’s U18 side as well as being called up for the Barbados national team in a 2010 World Cup Qualifier against Dominica. He then went on to represent Grenada for who he has played for ten times since 2011, when he made his competitive debut against Jamaica in a 4-0 defeat.

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