York's Anthony Straker aiming to impress on international duty with Granada

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Anthony Straker tells HITC Sport he is hoping to use time away on international duty to catch the eye after a frustrating start to the season at York City.

Straker, who is currently preparing for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Haiti, has found himself out-of-favour at the League Two club so far this season, making just one brief substitute appearance in the opening game of the campaign.

The 26-year-old is eager to be playing on a regular basis and is thankful for the opportunity of trying to help Grenada make history on the road to Russia 2018.

Straker came through the youth ranks at Crystal Palace and was an England under-18 International before dropping a level to play for Aldershot Town.

London-born Straker, who made his Grenada debut in 2011, has eight caps for the Caribbean island and he is hoping that they can reach the group stages in the CONCACAF Zone after advancing past the second round of qualification for the first time.

"My season back in England has been a bit up and down as I have not really been in the squad too often, but that is the way football goes sometimes," Straker told HITC Sport.

"Going away with Grenada is an opportunity for me to get some games under my belt and try and get back in the team when I get back, but we will see how things go."

Straker is happy to be back playing with Grenada and admits the two-legged tie with Haiti will be two of the biggest games he has played for his country.

"I played in the Gold Cup in 2011, but these two games are probably two of the biggest I have played in for Grenada," added Straker.

"It is always nice to be called up for international duty, but it is going to be tough against Haiti as they are a good nation and did well at the Gold Cup in the summer.

"Hopefully we can get a result in the two legs home and away against Haiti and we can take ourselves into the next group stage and see where we go from there."

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