AFC Bournemouth: First goal an 'unbelievable feeling' for hot prospect Fraser (From Bournemouth Echo)
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AFC Bournemouth: First goal an 'unbelievable feeling' for hot prospect Ryan Fraser
CHERRIES star Ryan Fraser expressed his relief after he had finally ended his search for a first goal in senior football.
The diminutive winger was the hosts’ stand-out performer after being introduced as a half-time substitute in Cherries’ 3-1 defeat to Blackburn at Dean Court.
And Fraser capped his exciting display by showing a trademark burst of pace – and a cool head – to open his account in the league ranks.
The teenage wide man got on the scoresheet after he had raced on to Tokelo Rantie’s precision pass to slot home Cherries’ consolation strike in the closing stages.
But Fraser, who was making his 15th appearance for Cherries, admitted he had been left with mixed emotions due to the result.
The Scotland under-21 international told the Daily Echo: “The goal takes a lot of pressure off me because I didn’t score for Aberdeen and when I began playing here, I started thinking ‘Will it ever come?’
“I would have loved the right result over a goal because I would take a win over a goal any day. We didn’t get the result we wanted but it was nice to get a goal.
“I played 24 games at Aberdeen. I got opportunities but could never score, although I did supply assists. I have got a couple of assists here so far and to get the goal on Saturday was an unbelievable feeling.
“I was surprised how I got away from the defenders. They were both in front of me but I ran through after Tokelo had played a great ball. I just tapped it with my toe, past the goalkeeper, and I didn’t think it was going to get there. I thought, knowing my luck, it was going to stop on the line!”
Fraser was named among the substitutes after feeling discomfort in his right hamstring prior to Cherries’ draw at Middlesbrough the previous weekend.
But the January signing from Aberdeen is hoping to continue his progress when Cherries visit Championship rivals Leeds United on Tuesday night.
Fraser added: “In the first half, I didn’t think we deserved to be 3-0 down but Blackburn took their chances well. They had two good strikers who are in form. I didn’t think we deserved it but we were not up to our best.
“In the second half, I thought we played much better and we just need to take our second-half performance into Tuesday and, hopefully, build on it.”
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