CHERRIES ace Ryan Fraser is content with filling in as a makeshift right-back – despite having to deal with some of the Premier League’s big guns.

The diminutive winger was tasked with slotting into Cherries’ back four during the 2-2 draw at Watford on Saturday due to injury to Adam Smith and Simon Francis.

Scotland international Fraser was involved in a number of battles against Hornets target man Troy Deeney and was giving away a considerable eight inches in height.

The pacey wide man also reflected on a bigger challenge as towering frontman Peter Crouch continued to drift into his full-back position when Cherries beat Stoke at the beginning of February.

And although he is happy to aid boss Eddie Howe while defensive resources are stretched, the 24-year-old is eager to keep terrorising full-backs, rather than becoming one.

He told the Daily Echo: “I am not going to be as good as Adam Smith or Simon Francis at right-back but I needed to do a job and I thought I did alright at Watford.

“I played right-back against Stoke as well and I seem to keep doing it against all the big players!

"I had Crouch peeling on to me before and, on Saturday, I had Deeney peeling on to me.

“Deeney helped with their second goal. At one stage, I needed to get tight because that’s what I was told to do but he was bigger and stronger than me, he spun me a little bit.

“I am happy to do it for the team but I don’t want anyone thinking that’s where I play. I don’t want people saying ‘oh, he’s turned into a right-back’.

“It’s coming towards the end of the season and we are still not safe. I will do it for the team but, when it comes to next season, or even in the last few games, I want to be pushing for my regular spot.

“Maybe even next week I can hopefully play left midfield.”

Former Aberdeen ace Fraser was deployed at right wing-back during Scotland’s 1-0 friendly win over Hungary last week.

Having played 82 minutes under new boss Alex McLeish, the Cherries star earned his country a penalty and also recorded an assist from the unfamiliar role.

He added: “I don’t want to be playing there for Scotland either. I want to be playing left midfield but you have to do things for the team, the manager and yourself.

“To win a penalty for Scotland and to get an assist gave me a lot of confidence going into the Watford game.

“When I was playing right wing-back and getting assists, everyone was saying ‘you should probably stop doing that now’ and I thought I probably should!”

Fraser has made 20 top-flight appearances this season, scoring four times and providing two assists.

Depending on the fitness of skipper Francis, he could again line up at right-back when Cherries host Crystal Palace on Saturday (3pm).