Former Aberdeen winger Ryan Fraser is hoping for a bigger slice of the action at Bournemouth after revealing that cutting out on junk food helped him inspire the Cherries’ to an incredible comeback against Liverpool.
The 22-year-old played a starring role in Sunday’s thrilling 4-3 win as Eddie Howe’s side came from two goals down to clinch a memorable victory.
Within seconds of climbing off the bench in the 55th minute, the 5ft 4in Fraser earned a penalty that was scored by Callum Wilson before adding the second with a finish from inside the area.
Fraser’s loan spell at Ipswich last season was cut short due to injury but the playmaker, who moved south from Aberdeen in January 2013 in a £400,000 transfer, reckons changing his diet has helped him to handle the demands of the English top-flight.
He said: “I’m getting older and stronger. I came down when I was just a little boy.
“I’m 22 now and need to bulk up. I am in the gym most days and I eat well. I used to eat my Domino’s and chocolate, stuff like that, but now I eat perfectly. It’s all coming together.
“It was one of the happiest moments of my life – to get a goal, an assist and win the penalty.
“It’s a massive relief, to be honest with you, getting that first one and hopefully now I can kick on.
“I’ve been training well recently and the gaffer has seen that as well.
“He’s been speaking to me and just said ‘go on, give us a spark and try to get the team up the pitch and get a goal back’. That’s what’s happened and it’s nice.
“I’ll keep my feet on the ground. If I play (next week against Burnley) hopefully I can take my opportunity. If I don’t I’ll wait for my next opportunity. I won’t be a bad egg.”