Fraser changed his mind during his penalty run-up

MK Dons 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 12:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 12:15 am
Scott Fraser celebrates his winning goal

No-one doubted Scott Fraser as he fired home Dons' winning penalty on Tuesday night against Plymouth Argyle, but the man himself admitted he changed his mind about where he would place it as he stepped up.

Fraser scored his sixth spot-kick of the campaign in the 89th minute to earn Dons back-to-back wins, after Conor Grant's stunner cancelled out Cameron Jerome's first-half header.

Having converted his previous five efforts from 12-yards, Fraser said he changed his mind about where he was going to place his penalty past keeper Mike Cooper, who got a hand to it but couldn't keep it out.

"It's the first time I've changed my mind – I don't even know why," said Fraser. "I probably won't be able to sleep because I'll be wondering why I wanted to change, knowing it could have been so different. But I back myself when I get the opportunity, but I'm happy it went in and we got the win.

"I actually didn't realise it was so late – it wasn't until the boys said we had to hold on that it was so late on. I think we deserved it. We were really good today. We're a possession-based team, and that pitch has really affected us, and it has made it an automatic leveller almost. So to play like that on a pitch like this shows what we're all about."

Fraser's winner was his 10th goal of the season since signing for the club in September. Setting himself a target of 10 goals from midfield this season, Fraser could have reached it in the first half when he shifted the ball onto his right foot but his finish was tame and easily gathered by Cooper.

Fraser though was pleased to match his pre-season aim, saying: "I wanted to get 10 at the start of the season, I think getting 10 from midfield it's a really good season. I'll be doing some right-foot shooting on Friday when we're in training! I think if I can do that, right and left-footed shooting, it'll only improve me."

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