PERFECTIONIST Ryan Fraser vowed to take responsibility for his “quiet” recent displays and insisted: “You cannot blame the team.”

A bargain £400,000 signing from Aberdeen six years ago, Fraser has been one of the shining lights of Cherries’ fourth straight Premier League campaign.

Only Chelsea star Eden Hazard has more assists in the top flight than the Scotland international, who has also chipped in with five league goals.

But despite those impressive statistics, Fraser said his efforts in defeats to Cardiff and latterly Liverpool had left room for improvement.

He told the Daily Echo: “I’ve been quiet in the past couple of games so I need to get back to doing what I was doing – be more confident and, hopefully, we can win games.

“That’s what I most want to do and then I focus on myself.

“My performance is my performance. I need to demand the ball if I don’t get the ball. I’m not one to make excuses, it’s all about me.

“You cannot blame the team. It’s me that’s not getting on the ball and it’s me who is not doing it so you need to look at it in that way.”

Fraser had Cherries’ best chance against Liverpool after little more than a minute but saw his far corner-bound effort parried to safety by goalkeeper Alisson.

Cherries have dropped to 11th in the table following a run of four wins in their past 16 league games.

The Dorset club’s highest finish in the league ladder came when they ended ninth in the 2016-17 campaign.

And Fraser is hopeful his side can record another top-half finish.

He said: “If we have a good little run for the next couple of games then you never know. But we need to get back to winning ways.

“I think we can do it if we win our next couple. They are important games coming up and we are just going to have to refresh and try to get the win against Wolves. That is a massive game for us.

“We had a good start and a wobbly middle and just need to finish strongly now.

“The league is so close. If you get two or three wins in a row, it shoots you right back up again.”

Cherries are contending with plenty of injury problems with Junior Stanislas having missed the loss at Liverpool due to a thigh problem.

He joined Callum Wilson, David Brooks, Lewis Cook and Simon Francis on the sidelines.

Fraser said: “We are low on bodies but at the same time, we need to step up as a team and fill in those gaps.

“Everyone is just as good as each other in this team. Whoever doesn’t start is more than capable of coming in and being as good as the ones who start.

“If we can keep everyone fit between now and the end of the season, we have a good chance.”