Saint’s hero Ryan Fraser reveals what Head Coach told them in the dressing room at HT as he explains claim that Martin team talk made Millwall difference…

SAINTS hero Ryan Fraser insisted his winner at Millwall shows “how good Russell Martin is as a manager” due to a half-time tactical tweak.

Fraser was introduced as a second-half substitute and, as he did at Hull last month, produced a 93rd-minute strike to earn all three points for Russell Martin’s side after a dominant second half.

The Scot insists that Martin pointed out how to get around Millwall’s system, which limited Saints to six shots and low expected goals of 0.35.

In the second half, however, Saints had five shots on target from 10 attempts, improved expected goals of 0.8, double the amount of corners (eight) and Millwall did not have a shot on target.

Speaking after a second euphoric moment in as many weeks, Fraser said: “We are leaving it late, but I think that just shows the character of the team again.

“Just the fans from minute one cheering us on and 20 minutes after the full-time whistle went they’re still cheering with the boys who have come on and are doing running after the game.

“That was for them. I think the game in the first half was tough, they made it really difficult for us.


“It was really narrow, we obviously like to play through the thirds and in the middle a little bit more, but this is how good Russell Martin is as a manager.


“He got the boys in at half-time and he told us a way to get around that and the change from that half-time team talk, to have that dominance in the second half is so hard.

“I think he just gave us that little structure change and that’s what happens and we’ve managed to get that goal at the end and celebrate with the fans again and just amazing feelings.”

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