Newcastle United player praised for giving his country attacking 'spark'

Steve Clarke has hailed Ryan Fraser for his man-of-the-match performance against Slovakia.
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Fraser helped Scotland overcome Slovakia, without the injured Martin Dubravka, 1-0 in a Nations League fixture at the weekend. The Newcastle United winger, signed as a free agent this summer after his contract at Bournemouth ended, partnered goalscorer Lyndon Dykes up front at Hampden Park.

“Ryan showed what he can bring to the team – he gives us that little bit of spark,” said Scotland manager Clarke. “The connection between him, John McGinn, Andy Robertson and Lyndon was good, and we were decent going forward.

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“I know everybody will say we only had one shot on target again, but we created more chances, and got into more threatening positions. We created so many chances, and kept a clean sheet.”

Fraser is yet to start a Premier League game for Newcastle, having not played for six months before his move to the club.