Ryan Fraser must continue Newcastle renaissance despite Trippier injury
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Ryan Fraser must continue Newcastle renaissance despite Trippier injury

The Ryan Fraser renaissance at Newcastle United has been spectacular.

After arriving on a free in 2020, the Scotland international failed to justify the initial hype. A combination of injuries, poor performances and questionable management led to Fraser being branded a Toon flop.

However, he is finally proving his worth since the appointment of Eddie Howe.

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Fraser has been a first-team regular since Howe took over, and his performances have really improved in recent weeks.

He netted his first Premier League goal for the club in the win over Everton, and is starting to become a real fan favourite inside St James’ Park.

The arrival of Kieran Trippier has certainly helped. The pair have dovetailed brilliantly down the right, with Fraser describing the £12million man as a ‘monster‘.

However, their partnership is set to be split up.

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Ryan Fraser must prove he can impress without Kieran Trippier

Trippier is set for a spell on the sidelines after fracturing a bone in his foot against Aston Villa. It’s a real blow for the Magpies.

The team will be gutted by Trippier’s injury, and it could impact Fraser the most.

The ex-Bournemouth man has looked rejuvenated with the England international behind him, playing with confidence we hadn’t previously seen in a Toon shirt.

We desperately need this Fraser renaissance to continue in the absence of Trippier. He needs to prove he isn’t reliant on an elite right-back playing behind him.

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The 27-year-old had a great game against Aston Villa, and is looking fitter according to Jermaine Jenas. His match sharpness is as good as it’s ever been at Newcastle, which is probably why he’s playing so well.

Fraser is key for us now. He has the ability to get the best out of Chris Wood, and Howe will be looking at him to create chances for the January signing.

Trippier has raised Fraser’s levels, but now the Magpies winger must maintain those standards in his absence.

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