Ryan Fraser hails Terry Connor’s finishing school at Ipswich Town

Terry Connor

Terry Connor

Ryan Fraser is in the best scoring form of his career and hailed Blues’ number two Terry Connor for an improved ruthlessness in front of goal.

The 21-year-old Bournemouth loanee has already scored three goals this campaign, and is one strike away from equalling last season’s tally.

Fraser, who comes up against another flying winger with three goals to his name tomorrow – Brighton’s Kazenga Lua Lua – in a top-of-the-table clash at Portman Road, says he’s become more composed in front of goal, during his short time at Town.

“I got the chances at Bournemouth last season, but I was not experienced enough to know what position to be in and when the ball was going to drop,” said Fraser.

“TC’s sessions are unbelievable. We are doing headers and I have never done that (heading) in my life and focusing on getting chances from that situation.

“My heading has improved as has my finishing. I used to just smash the ball, but TC’s got me caressing it. You go away from training and think about what he’s just told you. It’s good for me as I’m a young player that wants to take things on board.”

Fraser is set to start the clash with the Seagulls, the Blues having the chance to go five points clear at the top, if results go their way, and is keen to stay on track with his pre-season goal target.

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“Terry (Connor) asked me at the start of the season what my goal target was and I said I wanted to get between eight and 10 with a lot of assists,” he explained.

“I don’t see why I can’t get to that. If I score, I score, but if I don’t, I don’t. I’ll try to get into the right positions.”