Lee Ryder has slammed the performance of Ryan Fraser as Newcastle United lost 3-0 away at Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday night.
It was an embarrassing loss for the Tynesiders against a team who are currently just one place above them in the league table at the moment, with goals from Leandro Trossard, Danny Welbeck and Neal Maupay more than enough to give Graham Potter’s men all three points on the night.
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There were some very poor performances for Steve Bruce’s side, but Fraser’s in particular angered Ryder, describing the former Bournemouth man’s display as ‘gutless’ and giving him a mere 2/10 overall rating in his latest piece for The Chronicle, the joint-lowest out of any Magpies player to have set foot on the pitch.
Fraser one of many poor Newcastle displays
Aside from hitting the post early on in the second half, Fraser – like many of his teammates – was simply poor.
The Scotland international failed to have any real meaningful impact on the game, recording fewer touches (43) than his own goalkeeper in Martin Dubravka (45), while he also failed to record a single key pass or accurate cross and also lost possession of the ball on 15 separate occasions, the joint-most out of any of Toon player (Sofascore).
It was a night to forget for the 27-year-old winger and Newcastle in general, and it’s little wonder that Ryder was so critical afterwards.
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