Scott Fraser insists the best is still yet to come from him as the 26-year-old gets a run of games together after a spell out with COVID.
Arriving at The Valley in January, he was soon forced to sit out after testing positive for coronavirus and the asthmatic midfielder’s sharpness took a hit as a result.
But after making his full debut against Sunderland in early March, the Scotsman has started every game since, contributing to two wins and a draw in those four games as the Addicks begin to turn their fortunes around.
“I’ve still had problems with it,” explained Fraser.
“I think being asthmatic hasn’t helped in terms of the breathing situation. But I’ve been to see the specialist, I’ve done all the checks so it’s just about me working hard in training, keep working hard in games and getting that sharpness back week by week.”
“I don’t think it’s a coincidence that we’re getting players back and getting results,” he continued.
“Three or four of us had missed a good chunk of that bad run of form that we were on previously and if you take three or four good players out of any team in this league every team will struggle.”
Meanwhile, with eight games of the season remaining, Fraser discussed the team’s approach to the run-in, insisting that there is still plenty for the squad to play for.
“I think when you’re playing for a football club there’s always something to play for,” he said.
“I know there’s a lot of boys out of contrac and tthe loan boys, they want to either stay here or get a move elsewhere. Seeing the boys who are out of contract, they’re playing for a new contract here or to impress other teams.
“And the boys who are here, we want to build the momentum going into next season and for the gaffer to do that as well.”
(Transcription by Gregg Baxter)