Fraser credits assistant Terry Connor’s training ground work after Bristol City equaliser

Ryan Fraser clashes with Luke Ayling during the Ipswich Town v Bristol City (Championship) match at Portman Road...

Ryan Fraser clashes with Luke Ayling during the Ipswich Town v Bristol City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 26 September 2015. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Winger Ryan Fraser credited the training ground work of assistant manager Terry Connor after bagging Ipswich Town’s late equaliser against Bristol City on Saturday.

Terry Connor's work on the training ground has paid off once again

Terry Connor's work on the training ground has paid off once again - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

The diminutive Scot scored his fourth of the season with five minutes remaining at Portman Road, earning his side a point in a 2-2 draw, as he arrived at the right time to convert Freddie Sears’ drive from inside the six yard box.

It was an instinctive movement from Fraser, instilled in him during the week following a series of focused sessions delivered by Connor in the lead up to the match.

“We had been doing it all week, TC’s (Connor) been running it into us about running across the six yard box, I never do it, he told me to do it and it’s got me a goal which is really nice,” he said.

“Maybe three or four days this week he’s been getting us to run in the six yard box with different movements and things like that and today, somewhere in the back of my mind, I’ve done it and it got us a goal. Searsy’s ball was perfect and it was good to score.”

Fraser was unsure whether Saturday’s draw was ultimately a point gained or an opportunity missed for the Blues, but was happy with the battling qualities the Blues showed after going behind to two quick goals from Luke Freeman and Jonathan Kodjia.

“You can look at it both ways,” he said.

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“We didn’t start off too well but we came into the game and then dominated it, we got Chambo’s (Luke Chambers) goal and we got there and felt ‘right, this is us’.

“They then got their two quick goals and it put a downer on it, but we showed some character to get the goal at the end.

“They sat back and made it hard for us and we kept plugging away. At half-time we said we knew we’d made a slow start but about 10 or 15 minutes in we had dominated the game and they couldn’t get out their half. We were playing some very good football.

“We wanted to go out in the second half and play the way we did at the end of the first, we did that and got the goal but we lost that little bit of belief and they got their goals.”

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