Newcastle United fans have been reacting to some stats about Ryan Fraser following his injury whilst on international duty.
Ahead of their recent game against Austria in World Cup qualifying, Scotland manager Steve Clarke revealed that Fraser had withdrawn from the squad with an injury problem, although he didn’t go into much detail on it and described it as ‘a knock’.
No news has since come out regarding the severity of the injury, however, an image captured by TalkSport showed Fraser leaving the team’s hotel on crutches and with his foot in a medical boot, which is never a good sign.
In response to the image of him in the boot, local newspaper The Chronicle detailed Fraser’s time at the club so far, taking statistics from Transfermarkt, and they revealed that “In 18 Premier League appearances last term with Fraser from the start or as a substitute, the Magpies only managed to record three wins and suffered 10 defeats. Of these three wins, Fraser’s only start came in the success at Goodison Park in January as a support striker.”
So these stats do not exactly paint the most flattering picture when it comes to Fraser and his contribution to the side, although given he’s only scored one goal during his time on Tyneside, ‘contribution’ might be stretching things slightly.
These stats along with others, was relayed to fans on the Newcastle United – Chronicle Facebook page for them to react to, and they generated some interesting responses:
Is Ryan Fraser good enough to play for Newcastle in the Premier League?
At least they didn’t have to pay anything for him, just think how worse these comments would be if there was a large transfer fee hanging over his head as well….