Newcastle United midfielder Ryan Fraser has had an impressive international break with Scotland, and he will be hoping to continue in the same vein with his club over the coming weeks.
The 27-year-old scored in Scotland’s 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands in the World Cup qualifiers last night, to add to the vital equaliser he bagged against Israel in the previous match.
Fraser was a quality player for Bournemouth before moving to Newcastle, but he has been a shadow of his former self since joining the Magpies.
Some Newcastle fans believe that Steve Bruce has failed to get the best out of the attacker, but his performances for Scotland show that Fraser has a lot to offer.
The Magpies are currently battling for their survival in the Premier League, and Bruce will need his key players fit and firing on all cylinders.
The Scottish international could play a key role in the remaining games if he can build on his current performances.
A confident and in-form Fraser would add goals and creativity to Newcastle’s attack. He could form a lethal partnership with Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron over the next few weeks.
Here is what Newcastle fans had to say about Fraser’s performance for Scotland.
BREAKING: football player is much more effective when played in position.
— Bristol Magpie (@BristolMagpie) April 1, 2021
Scotland got a real coach, we don't.
— Smartphone Wars (@SmartphoneWars_) April 1, 2021
Ryan Fraser hitting some form…Watch him get benched by Brucey🤦🏻♂️
— Craig Grant🏴 (@craiggrant1988) March 31, 2021
Ah the simple art of using Fraser in his actual position. Who’d have thought? Mind boggling stuff. Who is this genius Scotland manager? Does he want a job here?
— Guitarsandpsyche (@Guitarsandpsyc1) April 1, 2021
We have good players. We know this.
— I am on a book (@oinkbaamoo) March 31, 2021
Coming in from the wing, imagine my shock
— Shelvatron Mk2 🐰🐣 (@ShelvatronMk2) March 31, 2021
Been played to his strengths, again.
— champman (@_champman_) March 31, 2021
Dropped for Spurs then 🤷🏻♂️
— paul (@toonislife) March 31, 2021
Can you ask Bruce to play the bloke in his correct position? instead of being a "split striker" whatever that's supposed to mean.
— James (@James03292461) March 31, 2021
That's what happens when you play players in their correct position and play to their strengths. Over to you Bruce! Wont hold my breath though!
— Marco11 (@Marco1167469457) April 1, 2021
Look what hapoens when u play in ur actual position, its as if bring a winger playing on the wing brings out the best in him
— David Robson (@dagvidjunior) March 31, 2021