HONEST Ryan Fraser admitted "I didn't play for the team" during the early part of this season amid speculation over his future.

The Cherries winger's contract is due to expire in the summer, despite the club's best efforts to tie him down to a new deal.

Fraser enjoyed a stellar campaign in 2018-19, scoring seven goals and providing 14 assists, the second-most in the Premier League, which culminated in him being voted as the Echo readers' player of the season.

But he has not been able to replicate that form this term with just one goal and three assists to his name from 29 appearances.

Speaking to the Daily Echo in May, the 25-year-old insisted if he were to stay at Cherries for 2019-20 "I’m going to try my best as I always do and I’ll enjoy it".

But Fraser, who signed for Cherries from Aberdeen seven years ago this month, admits he did not produce as hoped earlier this season.

The Scotland international told the BBC: "I think everyone knows by now what’s happening to be honest with you.

"It obviously affected me. The first four months of the season I wasn’t myself.

"I didn’t play for the team, I’m honest enough to admit that. I look back at it and I spoke to my family about it and it just looked bad on me and I didn’t help the team and I felt bad about it.

"This last month or so I’ve been trying to put it right. It shouldn’t have had to have taken me that long to realise, but I’m my own worst critic and I apologised to the lads and that’s all I can do, I can only move on now and just try my best."

Asked what the future holds for him with his contract set to expire in June, Fraser added: "All I can really say is the next six months for me is I will give everything for the club.

"I’ve just talked about the last four months, that won’t be happening again. I can give everything, I can track back, I can try and get my assists, try and get my goals to help the club where it should in, in the Premier League.

"But after that I don’t really know what’s going to happen, but that’s all I can promise you.

"I’ll fight for the club, I’ll fight for the badge, I’ll fight for my team-mates, but my mates as well in the team, I’ll fight for the manager and the fans.

"That’s all I can really say right now and what will be, will be."