Mother­well sign Gre­nada full-back Straker on loan till end of sea­son

The Herald - Sport - - LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINALS -

MOTHER­WELL have signed York left­back An­thony Straker on loan un­til the end of the sea­son.

The 26-year-old Gre­nada in­ter­na­tional comes in as the club’s other left-backs, Steven Ham­mell and Zaine Fran­cis-An­gol, re­cover from groin surgery that will likely keep them out un­til March.

The for­mer Crys­tal Palace, Alder­shot and Southend player fell out of favour at York af­ter Russ Wil­cox re­placed Nigel Wor­thing­ton and he has ar­rived at Mother­well keen for first-team foot­ball.

Mother­well boss Ian Bar­a­clough told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site: “An­thony is some­one whom I have known for some time now and I am de­lighted to get him on board.

“He is ver­sa­tile enough to play ei­ther at left-back or pushed on at left mid­field. He is full of en­ergy, has got pace and a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence be­ing in­volved in pro­mo­tion-win­ning teams down south as well as play­ing in­ter­na­tional foot­ball.

“Most im­por­tantly, though, he is hun­gry to play and show what he can do. He’s the type of char­ac­ter we need at the mo­ment.”

Mother­well are also close to a loan deal for 21-year-old Not­ting­ham For­est de­fender Louis Laing.

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