Ryan Fraser has now played everywhere from defence to attack for Steve Clarke – and the Newcastle United star deserves praise according to James McFadden.

The forward-thinking Newcastle United player played right-wing-back for Scotland on Wednesday and notched a goal too, a header of all things as the nation beat Faroe Islands 4-0. It added to his impressive Scots form of late, scoring four international goals since October.

Newcastle United Training Session

The Toon star was excellent. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

And Scots hero McFadden believes the Newcastle United ace’s contributions will be key to the national team (Sky Sports): “Ryan Fraser was playing wing-back and Andy Robertson puts it on a plate for him. There was some criticism of his final ball and his chances created for Scotland, but certainly not here.

“He knows what he is doing, he stands it up at the back-post. Ryan Fraser doesn’t even have to jump! We have two strikers and they will be judged on goals, they need to score goals. But for the team to work you need others pitching in and it’s great to see that with Fraser.

 

“This is especially when you consider he’s had to play right-wing-back. It’s great to see him get the reward for that.”

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