Former Aberdeen winger Ryan Fraser admits cutting out junk food has helped him star at Bournemouth



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.

ryanfraserThe former Scotland Under-21 internationalist then set up Steve Cook to level before Nathan Ake scored a dramatic injury-time winner.

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.”

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