Cherries: Fraser determined to settle more than 500 miles from home

Bournemouth Echo: NEW BOY: Ryan Fraser at Dean Court this afternoon NEW BOY: Ryan Fraser at Dean Court this afternoon

BOSS Eddie Howe admits settling on the south coast will be a “challenge” for Ryan Fraser but is backing the Cherries family to help the teenager avoid any homesickness issues.

Fraser is currently residing in a Bournemouth hotel after uprooting from his home in Aberdeen to sign for Cherries last week.

And while more than 560 miles separate the Scottish city from the Dorset town, Howe is confident the 18-year-old will take the move in his stride.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “As a young man moving a long way from home, it is going to be a challenge for him. But he has a very good family behind him and his parents are very involved in his career. They want what is best for him and his agent is certainly the same.

“I think he has got a good team behind him and, hopefully, we can help him settle. As we know, Bournemouth is a great area and we have got a really good team in the changing room that will help him.

“Hopefully, it (homesickness) will not be an issue. I certainly think it can’t be underestimated and there may be a period of adjustment. But, once the supporters see him, hopefully, they will be as excited as we are about the signing.”

Fraser said: “I will obviously miss my family and friends but I had to make the move to try to improve me as a player. I just want to focus and settle and play my heart out for Bournemouth.

“I used to live in Oman when I was younger but have always played in Scotland. My dad used to work offshore so my mum took care of me in Oman. It was a lot hotter there than in Bournemouth!

Fraser, who attended a Scotland under-19 training camp with Cherries midfielder Josh Carmichael earlier this month, has been named in a squad for a friendly against Holland in Veenendall on February 6. Both countries have qualified for the European Under-19 Championship elite round later this year.

Cherries are today still awaiting international clearance for Fraser ahead of tomorrow night's League One clash at Hartlepool.

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6:34pm Mon 21 Jan 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Welcome Ryan. We are a really nice bunch down here in the south and I am sure that you will soon settle down and make new friends.

Good luck and look forward to seeing you play.
Welcome Ryan. We are a really nice bunch down here in the south and I am sure that you will soon settle down and make new friends. Good luck and look forward to seeing you play. nonnogeppetto
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7:11pm Mon 21 Jan 13

lionheart says...

Welcome Ryan. See you brought the snow with you.
Welcome Ryan. See you brought the snow with you. lionheart
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8:10pm Mon 21 Jan 13

afcb36 says...

welcome to bournemouth ryan im sure josh carmichael will help u find your way and help you settle in hes a good lad utciad
welcome to bournemouth ryan im sure josh carmichael will help u find your way and help you settle in hes a good lad utciad afcb36
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9:03pm Mon 21 Jan 13

sea poole says...

International Clearance...from Scotland? Is this based on a political requirement, or a football mandate?
International Clearance...from Scotland? Is this based on a political requirement, or a football mandate? sea poole
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9:19pm Mon 21 Jan 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Welcome to the Cherries Ryan I'm sure we'll have song for you soon to make you feel at home UTC!!!!
Welcome to the Cherries Ryan I'm sure we'll have song for you soon to make you feel at home UTC!!!! TedMacsCherryPants
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9:28pm Mon 21 Jan 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Welcome to the Cherries Ryan I'm sure we'll have song for you soon to make you feel at home UTC!!!!
Welcome to the Cherries Ryan I'm sure we'll have song for you soon to make you feel at home UTC!!!! TedMacsCherryPants
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9:30pm Mon 21 Jan 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

sea poole wrote:
International Clearance...from Scotland? Is this based on a political requirement, or a football mandate?
How come the rest of the team (excluding big-Fletch) don't need international clearance to play at Hartlepool??
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: International Clearance...from Scotland? Is this based on a political requirement, or a football mandate?[/p][/quote]How come the rest of the team (excluding big-Fletch) don't need international clearance to play at Hartlepool?? TedMacsCherryPants
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10:05pm Mon 21 Jan 13

bigfatsteve says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
sea poole wrote:
International Clearance...from Scotland? Is this based on a political requirement, or a football mandate?
How come the rest of the team (excluding big-Fletch) don't need international clearance to play at Hartlepool??
International clearance was probably to allow Ryan to get through passport control as he came over the border. Welcome to AFC Bournemouth Ryan, looking forward to seeing you make the right wing position your own. At 5'4" tall, you must have a special talent to have so many people singing your praises. Probably the most exciting signing for the Cherries since your fellow jock Ted MacDougall was signed from York City. With Brett affectionately known as 'The Chicken' I can see you becoming known as 'The Hobbit'.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: International Clearance...from Scotland? Is this based on a political requirement, or a football mandate?[/p][/quote]How come the rest of the team (excluding big-Fletch) don't need international clearance to play at Hartlepool??[/p][/quote]International clearance was probably to allow Ryan to get through passport control as he came over the border. Welcome to AFC Bournemouth Ryan, looking forward to seeing you make the right wing position your own. At 5'4" tall, you must have a special talent to have so many people singing your praises. Probably the most exciting signing for the Cherries since your fellow jock Ted MacDougall was signed from York City. With Brett affectionately known as 'The Chicken' I can see you becoming known as 'The Hobbit'. bigfatsteve
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10:49pm Mon 21 Jan 13

AliceInChains says...

Don't Worry lad you will be up north again when the admin comes in so not long to wait and sure your agent got that covered - How can howe look in the mirror
Don't Worry lad you will be up north again when the admin comes in so not long to wait and sure your agent got that covered - How can howe look in the mirror AliceInChains
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7:20am Tue 22 Jan 13

Exiled Red says...

AliceInChains wrote:
Don't Worry lad you will be up north again when the admin comes in so not long to wait and sure your agent got that covered - How can howe look in the mirror
yawn
[quote][p][bold]AliceInChains[/bold] wrote: Don't Worry lad you will be up north again when the admin comes in so not long to wait and sure your agent got that covered - How can howe look in the mirror[/p][/quote]yawn Exiled Red
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