I've not been reaching my own standards - Fraser

MK Dons 1-0 Portsmouth

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 4:37 pm
Updated Saturday, 17th April 2021, 4:40 pm
Scott Fraser
Scott Fraser

After scoring his 12th goal of the season to beat Portsmouth on Saturday, Scott Fraser said he has not been living up to his own expectations recently.

Fraser was withdrawn after just half an hour recently against Doncaster, with manager Russell Martin discipline issues, and was left out of the starting line-up against Crewe Alexandra for the following game.

The 26-year-old admitted to struggling during the latest lockdown, being unable to see his friends and family in Scotland and it has had an impact on his form for Dons. But confiding in manager Martin and assistant Luke Williams has settled Fraser's concerns for the time being, but he believes he has been below par recently.

"I think I've been below my standards for the last month now," he said. "I've spoken to the gaffer about that, and I have a really good relationship him and Luke (Williams) where I can talk to them about anything, on and off the park. When you're happy, you play your best football and I really appreciate their support. I spoke to them the other day, and had a good chat about things that are going on. I hope that will bring back my best form.

"It has been tough for everyone, these lockdowns but I've found it really tough being so far from my friends and family. Everything is good when things are going well, scoring and assisting, but it says a lot about the staff when things aren't going well.

"I've got very high standards of myself. I know where I can play, where I should play and where I can get to. If you offered me this at the start of the season, seven good months without a pre-season, I'd have taken that. I cannot thank the staff and the team for the support they've given me. "