Cherries: Fraser some way off debut says Howe

First published in Cherries News

BOSS Eddie Howe has revealed Ryan Fraser is still some way off being considered for his Cherries debut despite his unexpected appearance on the bench in midweek.

Howe admitted he had “reluctantly” named Fraser among his substitutes for Tuesday’s League One clash at Crewe, the teenager drafted in for flu victim Marc Pugh.

Fraser, a £300,000 recruit from Aberdeen last month, has seen the start of his career at Dean Court delayed due to a hip problem and only returned to training on Monday.

Howe said: “It was the first time Ryan had been fully involved with us and he did really well. We wanted that attacking option on the bench at Crewe so, following consultation with the physios and Ryan, we threw him in at the deep end to some extent.

“It was good we didn’t have to use him during the game and he has since had a couple more good days of training.

“He isn’t 100 per cent fit and won’t be 100 per cent ready to go in and play and do himself justice for a long period of time. But if we need him for five or 10 minutes, that would be something we would look at.

“We may dip him in and out but we need to still protect him. If he says he is fit and the physios agree then we would certainly look to get him involved.”

Meanwhile, as predicted by the Daily Echo on Tuesday, Cherries goalkeeper Benji Buchel yesterday completed a loan move.

The 23-year-old Liechtenstein international, who has been turning out for Cherries’ development squad, has joined Conference South neighbours Dorchester Town initially for a month.

Buchel, signed on an initial six-month contract by former boss Paul Groves in August, has also agreed a contract extension until the end of the season.

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7:22am Sat 16 Feb 13

afcbtintin says...

I saw the twitter film of him training the other day. If that's "not 100%" then roll on a couple of weeks, he'll give Pugh and Ritchie a run for their money put together !

Safe journey to anyone travelling today.

Come back with 3 more points !
I saw the twitter film of him training the other day. If that's "not 100%" then roll on a couple of weeks, he'll give Pugh and Ritchie a run for their money put together ! Safe journey to anyone travelling today. Come back with 3 more points ! afcbtintin
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8:51am Sat 16 Feb 13

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

Fraser is for the future, it is not wise to rush him back, next season he will begin to show us what he has, for now we have Pugh and Ritchie, there is not one side in our league who wouldn't fall over backwards to have these guys on the wings!! Good luck today, another must win game, Preston have ditched their manager so it won't be an easy one, hopefully we will come back with all the points and keep the top spot that we have worked so hard for under Howe and Tindall!!
Fraser is for the future, it is not wise to rush him back, next season he will begin to show us what he has, for now we have Pugh and Ritchie, there is not one side in our league who wouldn't fall over backwards to have these guys on the wings!! Good luck today, another must win game, Preston have ditched their manager so it won't be an easy one, hopefully we will come back with all the points and keep the top spot that we have worked so hard for under Howe and Tindall!! Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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9:49am Sat 16 Feb 13

Square Old Codger says...

What a change of fortunes, when we can bring in young players with an eye for the future and not be compelled to play players through injuries and when not 100% fit. Hopefully, if Pugh is back today and Ritchie on the wing, in his best position, Preston will be run ragged, it will be interesting to see what team Eddie puts out. No game in this Division is easy though and we will need a bit of luck today. .
What a change of fortunes, when we can bring in young players with an eye for the future and not be compelled to play players through injuries and when not 100% fit. Hopefully, if Pugh is back today and Ritchie on the wing, in his best position, Preston will be run ragged, it will be interesting to see what team Eddie puts out. No game in this Division is easy though and we will need a bit of luck today. . Square Old Codger
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10:24am Sat 16 Feb 13

lionheart says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
What a change of fortunes, when we can bring in young players with an eye for the future and not be compelled to play players through injuries and when not 100% fit. Hopefully, if Pugh is back today and Ritchie on the wing, in his best position, Preston will be run ragged, it will be interesting to see what team Eddie puts out. No game in this Division is easy though and we will need a bit of luck today. .
Sure is SOC.

I feel sorry for Mark Molesley who played for quite some time, when the embargo was on us, having pain killing injections in his foot.

He was then out for 12 months.

The Football League have a lot to answer for. They would only reluctantly let us bring in 18 year olds to make up the numbers-ie Edgar and wouldn't allow us to sign a young lad from non-league-Charlie Austin.

Not seasoned professionals like Pompey are doing.
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: What a change of fortunes, when we can bring in young players with an eye for the future and not be compelled to play players through injuries and when not 100% fit. Hopefully, if Pugh is back today and Ritchie on the wing, in his best position, Preston will be run ragged, it will be interesting to see what team Eddie puts out. No game in this Division is easy though and we will need a bit of luck today. .[/p][/quote]Sure is SOC. I feel sorry for Mark Molesley who played for quite some time, when the embargo was on us, having pain killing injections in his foot. He was then out for 12 months. The Football League have a lot to answer for. They would only reluctantly let us bring in 18 year olds to make up the numbers-ie Edgar and wouldn't allow us to sign a young lad from non-league-Charlie Austin. Not seasoned professionals like Pompey are doing. lionheart
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