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​Fraser attributes transformation to Bournemouth boss Howe

Ryan Fraser says he does not recognise the "shy" 18-year-old that joined Bournemouth in 2013, and has manager Eddie Howe to thank for his transformation.

Fraser, 22, has caught the eye for the Cherries with some influential performances in his breakthrough Premier League season, earning him a contract extension this month.

"I was just a young boy back then (2013)," he told BBC Radio Solent. "I was a little bit shy, I didn't speak to the lads for a while, but now it's a big change."

The Scotland Under-21 winger singles out Howe for helping him grow up as both a player and person while on the south coast.

"He's helped me with my life, not just my football," Fraser said of his boss. "He's been more than just a manager.

"I need to pay him back for everything he's done for me. I love this club and he's a big part in me wanting to stay."

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