THE Mariners have signed former York City midfielder Anthony Straker on a deal until the end of the season.
The 27-year-old, who can also play up front, has been training with the Mariners this week.
He started his career as a youth player at Crystal Palace and was a trainee with the club, before going on trial with League One club Yeovil Town.
Straker later went onto sign a one-year contract with Aldershot Town, after a successful pre-season trial with The Shots.
After impressing in the first half of the season, Straker signed a contract extension in February 2008, keeping him at Aldershot Town until the summer of 2010. That season, he was a member of the Shots side that won the Conference League Cup and the Conference Premier title. During the January transfer window of 2011, Straker completed a one-month loan deal with Wycombe Wanderers.
He then moved to Southend United, signing a two-year contract.
Straker signed for League Two side York City in 2014 on a two-year contract, after rejecting a new deal with Southend.