Ipswich Town: Ryan Fraser sets sights on Scotland debut

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'Challenge' excites Fraser & Pitman

New Ipswich Town signing Ryan Fraser hopes to earn a full international debut with Scotland after completing a loan move to Portman Road.

The 21-year-old, capped eight times at Under-21 level by Scotland, joined Town last week as part of the deal that took defender Tyrone Mings to Bournemouth.

Talking about international football, winger Fraser told BBC Radio Suffolk: "It's always an aim that I've got.

"I've got quite a lot of caps for the Under-21s. I'm sure I can get there."

And he believes Scotland manager Gordon Strachan might soon offer him the chance to represent his country at senior level.

"Gordon Strachan was at a couple of my games last season and I did well," said Fraser.

"He spoke to a couple of people saying that I need to play a couple more games, get more experience, and maybe I'll get a chance."

Fraser made 21 league appearances for Bournemouth last season, as they won the Championship title and were promoted to the Premier League.

After three years at Aberdeen, Fraser moved to the Cherries during the 2012-13 season.

"I got some stick, but I got over it. It's made me stronger and I've got more independence down here," he said.

Fraser has earned high praise from manager Mick McCarthy, but seems undaunted by the high expectations of him.

"I like to travel with the ball and try to impress people. Hopefully I can do what I've done my whole life and just try to spark the team."

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