Fraser should take being man-marked as a compliment

MK Dons 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:15 pm
Scott Fraser had a Plymouth shadow over his shoulder all night on Tuesday

Russell Martin is convincing Scott Fraser that being man-marked is a compliment.

The midfielder, who fired in his 10th goal of the season in Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle, has been drawing a lot of attention from opposing sides lately, opting to shut down the Scot in a bid to stifle his and Dons' game.

Speaking to the Citizen on Monday, Fraser admitted he doesn't enjoy being that focal point for the opposition but has been told by his manager that it is a compliment that teams want to suppress him.

But after an excellent showing against Argyle, and coolly firing in the late penalty to win it for Dons, Martin praised Fraser's attitude and insisted he should be flattered by the attention he's getting.

"It's the biggest compliment that he gets man-marked," said Martin after the game. "He has to embrace that challenge and he did tonight. We showed him some bits at half time where he was making a real impact, he just has to be patient.

"I was so impressed with his attitude. It's an indication of how hard people have been focussing on him. But he's fantastic, he has so much belief in his own ability and he has to continue that.

"When he gets a penalty, he fancies himself to score every time."