Transfer news: Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser would welcome summer signings
Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser would welcome new arrivals as he feels confident of holding down his place in the side.
Last Updated: 30/05/14 4:29pm
The 20-year-old, who joined from Aberdeen in January 2013, has established himself as a regular at Dean Court and featured 41 times in all competitions last season as Eddie Howe's men secured an impressive 10th-place finish.
Bournemouth have already been active in the transfer market this summer, sealing the free transfer of midfielder Dan Gosling from Newcastle, while Jack Collison and Andrew Surman have both been linked with permanent moves after enjoying loan spells with the Cherries.
Fraser believes that increased competition could be beneficial to his own game and says that a number of quality additions may just put Bournemouth among the contenders for promotion next season.
"I feel like I could start most games but it depends whether the manager brings in any players in my position," he told the Bournemouth Echo.
"You always have a fight on for your place anyway, but if top players come in then I can learn from them and develop my own game to challenge them.
"More quality can only help us all so it is really exciting. You hear rumours about who is coming in and whether they turn out to be true or not we do talk about who would be good for the squad.
"Everybody buzzes off it because getting better players just helps everybody. If we do get players in it will lift the whole squad and might help us to get promoted, you never know."
Fraser also says that playing regularly in the Championship has helped to improve his own game after failing to make a start during Bournemouth's promotion-winning campaign the year before.
"I had a run of starting games last season which gave me a lot of belief but went away with Scotland which disrupted things a bit. I then got bronchitis at just the wrong time as well," he said.
"But towards the end, I played a lot more again so if I can come back for pre-season training fit, I feel confident about starting more games.
"I thought the number of games I started was a lot considering I hadn't played in League One the season before and I reckon I have become a better player than I was at the start of last season.
"Hopefully, when we come back I can show that."