AFC Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser believes he can take a lot of confidence from his performance against Premier League side Aston Villa.
Not only did the Scotland Under 21’s international impress with his flying performance down the left wing, but he also played the full 90 minutes, which is a rare occurrence for the 20 year old.
Since making the move to the south coast from Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen two years ago in January 2013, Fraser has made 66 appearances for the Cherries with 34 of those appearances coming from the substitutes bench.
In 20 appearances so far this season, Fraser has only completed 90 minutes on two occasions. The first was against Northampton Town in the League Cup in August and the second was against Aston Villa in the FA Cup last Sunday.
Fraser told the Daily Echo…
“There were a lot of positives to take but the biggest for me on a personal level was getting the full 90 minutes under my belt.
‘I never seem to get in the whole game. I have always ended up with cramp or something so it was good that the fitness work I have done with the gaffer has started to pay off.
“He is getting me in to do a lot of running because a big part of my game is about chasing down people and I need to be able to do that from the first minute to last.
“I have been in the gym a lot too which has made me feel much stronger. I am getting quicker and lasting longer in matches. It felt good to play the whole game against Villa and I gained a lot of confidence from it.”
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