Despite attracting the attention of other clubs, Scott Fraser’s only concern right now is keeping the Dundee United fans — and his manager — smiling.
After putting in a Man-of-the-Match display against Dunfermline last weekend, it was revealed English sides — including Wigan Athletic — were keeping tabs on the 22-year-old Dundonian.
With his contract set to expire next summer, Fraser will be free to speak to other clubs in January but, at the moment, he’s only concentrating on keeping Dundee United top of the Championship.
He said: “It doesn’t affect me.
“I just keep doing what I’m doing, I’m playing well at the minute and I’m enjoying myself here under the new manager.
“He’s given me a lot of freedom to go and play, so I just let other people deal with that kind of stuff.
“If clubs are looking, it means we’re doing well — it would be a different story if nobody was interested in you, you’d obviously not be doing well at all!
“Like I said, though, I’m enjoying myself here and I’m enjoying playing in front of the fans at the minute, enjoying playing for the gaffer and with the boys, so long may that continue.”
Fraser is also planning to keep up his scoring spree if he can — if only to keep manager Csaba Laszlo off his back.
“It’s something I’ve spoken about before, I want to start adding goals,” he added.
“I think I create enough chances for my team-mates, so it’s about me now trying to score goals.
“The gaffer has been on at me since he came in — even after Saturday he still wasn’t happy with me, said I should have had a hat-trick or four!
“That’s good he’s always on me like that, it makes me strive to do better and he’s right — I felt I should have had my hat-trick.
“It was a good save from the goalkeeper but, watching it back, I think I should score it.
“If I go into the game tomorrow and score again, hopefully, he’ll be happy!
“The gaffer has come in with an attacking gameplan and he wants us to score more goals.
“As a team we agree with that, we want to score more and I think you can see the chances we’re creating in games, we create enough to go and score three or four in every game.
“It’s about us being more clinical now and, hopefully, the goals will start to come.”
Last season, the Tangerines didn’t enjoy too many trips to Cappielow with their only victory out of four visits coming in the end-of-season play-offs.
Fraser, though, insists it’s away games like this and the following week at Queen of the South that will show how serious the Tangerines are about topping the Championship come the end of the season.
He added: “We have two away games in a row, the gaffer has emphasised how important they are.
“If we’re going to be serious about winning the league, we have to go to places like this and perform.
“We went to Morton last season and did well and been to Queen of the South and did well, so we’re looking to go this weekend and put on a good performance.
“Morton were a good team last season, so we know it’s not going to be an easy game.
“But we’re confident with the squad we have that, if we go there and play the way we can, then, hopefully, we’ll be all right.”