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'Terrorised home defence': National media impressed by Newcastle United attacker's international display yesterday
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'Terrorised home defence': National media impressed by Newcastle United attacker's international display yesterday

Newcastle United winger Ryan Fraser impressed on his return to the starting line-up for Scotland last night.

The tricky attacker had been a substitute for Scotland’s first two games in this month’s international break.

However, he’s earned his spot in Steve Clarke’s team for their final match against Ukraine in Krakow.

Scotland secured a 0-0 to earn themselves promotion to League A in the Nations League.

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They’ll be particularly pleased to see England and Wales heading in the other direction too.

Fraser delivered two assists for Lyndon Dykes in the reverse fixture, but couldn’t replicate that performance last night.

However, he still impressed on the left-wing, playing ahead of Celtic’s Greg Taylor, before being substituted in the 72nd minute.

Fraser impresses on return to Scotland starting line-up

Fraser received six and seven out of tens across the board from the media after last night’s match.

Glasgow Live said: “Positive sub impacts rewarded with a start. A couple of mazy runs forward but this type of game wasn’t made for players like him.”

The Scottish Sun wrote: “Rewarded for two very effective sub displays. Told to get at Everton’s Mykolenko. Tough task.

“Thought he’d won a penalty before VAR rejection. Quiet second half. Subbed.”

Herald Scotland said: “Drafted into the starting XI after impressing after coming off the bench in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Ireland, the Newcastle winger was lively once again.

“His deliveries from set-pieces could have been better.”

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Finally, the Daily Record added: “Terrorised home defence early on and thought he’d won side penalty with run and cross but fell out of game as Ukraine took control and replaced.”

It’s no surprise that Fraser drifted out the game towards the end of the match.

His appearance last night was the longest he’s spent on the pitch this season, having yet to complete 90 minutes for Newcastle.

Allan Saint-Maximin’s fitness is still a concern, meaning the 28-year-old could start at the weekend against Fulham.

After impressing for Scotland, Fraser will be hoping Eddie Howe keeps him in the Newcastle starting line-up.

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