Anthony Straker became the fifth signing of York manager Nigel Worthington after the midfielder signed a two-year deal today.
He started his career at Crystal Palace but left the London club in 2007 for Aldershot without making a single appearance. In five years with the Shots, he played over two hundred games. He has been with Southend United since 2012.
Speaking to the official website, Straker said: “For me the decision to join the club isn’t one I could really turn down, especially after seeing how York finished in the league last year getting to the Play-Offs when I was with Southend.
“It’s a great chance for me to start a new chapter and couldn’t turn it down. I hope to show people what I am capable of doing, using my pace and getting at defenders and hopefully doing well.”
Manager Nigel Worthington added: “I’m delighted to get Anthony on board. He’s a player who caught the eye over the course of the season, not only when we’ve played them but when we’ve had Southend watched.
“Hopefully he can come and enjoy his football at York. He’s got great pace, he’s got a direct style of play and I think he’ll be a great addition to the squad.”