Steve Bruce reveals why Ryan Fraser is 'frustrated' at Newcastle United

Steve Bruce has given an injury update on a “frustrated” Ryan Fraser at Newcastle United.

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 6:00 am

The winger, signed as a free agent last summer following the expiry of his Bournemouth contract, has not featured since returning from international duty with Scotland last month. Fraser, troubled by injuries this season, reported back to the club with a groin problem after scoring two goals for his country.

Fraser, 27, remains sidelined ahead of this afternoon’s Premier League home game against fourth-placed West Ham United.

“Ryan’s not fit, unfortunately,” said United head coach Bruce, who welcomed striker Callum Wilson back from a hamstring injury last weekend. “He’s got a groin problem. It’s been a frustrating time for Ryan, and a frustrating time for us all, as we’ve never seen the best of him.”

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Fraser, under contract at Newcastle until 2025, has made nine Premier League starts for the relegation-threatened club so far this season.

Ryan Fraser.
Ryan Fraser.