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SportRyan Fraser in fantastic form on the South Coast

14:50  06 december  2018
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Southampton desperately miss Dusan Tadic

Southampton desperately miss Dusan Tadic Southampton’s transfer policy has come into question following the sale of Dusan Tadic in the summer, a player who manager Mark Hughes seems to be desperately missing. Scoring seven times and notching four assists so far in the Eredivisie with Ajax the former Saints player has been in top form following his move away from the south coast. A £10 million deal saw one of Hughes’s most consistent players depart Southampton in a time of inconsistency at St.Mary’s. While Ings and Austin have helped fill the void of one of the last of Southampton’s Europa league stars the inclusion of the Serbian will have aided the Saint’s goalscoring woes. Playing over 132 times in the Premier League the then 25-year-old was the epitome of the Saint’s then shrewd transfer policy upon arriving in England; as Southampton bought Tadic following a 16 goal and 14 assist making season with Dutch club Twente. Scoring 20 goals across 4 seasons – with his highest goal tally being 7 and lowest at 3 – Tadic managed to consistently score vital goals in a side that lacked an out and out goalscorer. Not to mention the 5ft 11 dynamo managed to provide 27 assists in his 4 years making him one of the league’s most creative players by far. His departure – while overlooked by much of the Premier League and Southampton fans for that matter – is certainly a huge blow for the south coast side with no real creative outlet at their disposal in the wake of his exit.

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Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has earned high praise following his impressive start to the season.

The Scottish international – who has scored four goals so far this campaign – has been one of Bournemouth’s key players and central to the Cherries’ seventh place position.

Ryan Fraser in fantastic form on the South Coast © Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images Sport Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images Sport

With seven assists so far this campaign, (the division’s best) Fraser has been one of the league’s most inform players. In comparison, Chelsea star Eden Hazard’s best season finished with the Belgian notching nine assists come season’s end, and in December Ryan Fraser is only two off that total.

Francis: Bournemouth's front four are full of confidence

Francis: Bournemouth's front four are full of confidence AFC Bournemouth defender Simon Francis has heaped praise on the club’s in-form attacking players. As reported by the Bournemouth Echo, the foursome of David Brooks, Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and Josh king were reunited for Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal. King scored the Cherries’ solitary goal against the Gunners and was assisted by Welshman Brooks. Wilson, who scored a goal on his England debut against the USA earlier this month, is the club’s top scorer this campaign whilst Fraser has three goals and six assists to his name this term. The Cherries’ strong start to the season has somewhat stalled in recent weeks after a run of three straight defeats, but Francis is confident the forwards can pull them out of the rut sooner rather than later. The right-back said: “I said before the Arsenal game that I thought our front four could win it for us. They have that kind of threat. Brooksy, Wee Man, Callum and Kingy are in great form – probably the form of their careers. We have to keep that confidence high and I’m sure Kingy’s will be after Sunday.” “What I liked about Kingy’s goal was he took it with his left foot. Maybe a couple of years ago he might have shifted it on to his right foot and not backed himself with his left. But he has worked so hard on his finishing – to bend that in with his left foot was great and Brooksy’s assist was nice as well.” “I thought we played really well on the transition when we won the ball back. We countered well, put balls in behind and asked questions of them. We should have got more out of the game and I was disappointed.

Ryan Fraser racked up a goal and an assist in Scotaland's international break win over Albania. That sort of language points towards a place on the bench to me, with Jordon Ibe probably getting the nod. Howe also confirmed that Josh King has returned from his own international exploits unscathed.

Southampton. Ryan Fraser 42'. Charlie Austin61'. Bournemouth started slowly but then forced Fraser Forster into two fantastic saves, whilst they were 35' It may not be the biggest derby in the Premier League, or even on the South Coast itself, but incidents like that will certainly change the perspective.

Having joined from Aberdeen in 2013 for £300,000 the Scotsman has transitioned from pacey prospect to a tricky winger in his sixth season on the South Coast.

Speaking in the Summer about his aspirations for the coming season, the winger is quoted by the Bournemouth Echo as saying:

“I don’t want to be a bit-part player. I want to be the game changer who takes it by the scruff of the neck and gets on the ball a lot more to make things happen.”

“I feel like in past seasons I may have set up a couple of goals here and there and scored a few here and there.”

“I only scored five goals last season and want to try to get a lot more than that.”

“I think it is going to be a big change for me this season to try to stamp my authority on games and go from there.”

Fraser and co will hope to continue their good form against title challenger Liverpool in an exciting affair at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

Ryan Fraser in fantastic form on the South Coast © Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Sport Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League

Saints duo heading for January exit.
Ralph Hasenhüttl is wasting little time when it comes to making his mark on the Southampton squad. The Austrian tactician has reportedly already identified two players that he has no use for on the south coast, namely Steven Davis and Fraser Forster. Davis has been a Saint since 2012, and has made 223 appearances in his time at the club. However, falling down the pecking order has made playing time hard to come by for the Northern Irishman, and now a move to Glasgow Rangers seems to be in the offing. Forster has had a torrid 12 months, being dropped after a series of poor performances for Alex McCarthy. The former deputy took the gloves and has shown no signs of relinquishing them, and the signing of Angus Gunn from Manchester City seems to have made Forster third choice at St Mary’s. There are a number of Championship sides on the brink of promotion runs who could use another goalkeeper, including Leeds United and Aston Villa – possible destinations for Forster.

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