Fraser eager to kick on


Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser insists his goal against Southampton has taken the pressure off him as he looks to kick on this season.

Fraser was handed a rare start during the derby clash with the Saints on Sunday and he rewarded boss Eddie Howe.

The Scotland international was on hand to open the scoring in the first-half with a neat finish from the edge of the box.

He made his first start since mid-September and now the 23-year-old has backed himself to push on ahead of a busy period.

“It’s been a tough, tough time for me being out,” Fraser told BBC Sport.

“But, before the game, the manager told me this was my chance so I knew if I had one on goal, I had to take it.

“It was such a good feeling. Instead of being happy, I was more relieved. I needed that to get my confidence back and after a couple more games, I think I will be flying again.”