Scott Fraser has had 10 goal involvements in his 26 Sky Bet League One games and says he’s enjoying the responsibility Russell Martin gives him.
It’s safe to say that Fraser has become a fans favourite this season with his ability on the ball and quality in the final third a joy to watch.
The 25-year-old has also received praise from Russell Martin for his unselfish work rate out of possession in order to win the ball back and start attacks.
This was on full display in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over Rochdale, as Fraser won the ball back deep in Rochdale’s half before skipping past Haydon Roberts challenge. Instead of opting to play in Will Grigg or Cameron Jerome, Fraser took aim from the edge of the box as he curled past Bazunu to net his eighth of the season.
After a handful of games without a goal, Fraser admits he was always going to take on the shot.
“I’ve not scored for a while so I was always going to shoot,” Fraser told iFollow MK Dons following the full-time whistle. “I've been frustrated, really frustrated to be honest. The important thing is I've still been helping and contributing to the team with assists.
“I’ve added a lot of work off the ball, which is something I've spoken to the gaffer about because I feel it's something I've needed to add to my game.
“I've got a big role in the team, Russ puts a lot of responsibility on me, and I like to be the player who the manager and fans look at if we need dragging through at times. I love working with the gaffer and Luke, and I feel I've improved since I got here.”
The second-half performance at The Crown Oil Arena was one Russell Martin described as outstanding. The Dons controlled the game after the break as they netted three goals in seven-minute to secure all three points.
Fraser echoed Martin’s comments and reserved special praise for the MK Dons faithful who have been nothing but supportive of the Scot since his move to Stadium MK.
“The second half should have been the full game. We started well and got the goal and we were doing well when we gave away a sloppy goal. It's something we need to stop. We showed a really good reaction in the second half though.
“Even before I signed I was getting messages from Dons fans, they’ve been brilliant with me and the team. We see their messages and the Gaffer speaks about it quite a lot as well, we spoke before the AFC Wimbledon game about how much it meant to the fans, he told us to go out and win the game for the fans as well as us – we done that.
"Personally, I need to keep playing well and keep showing them I’m happy to be here. I love the Gaffer Luke and the boys so I hope we can see them again soon.”