SCOTT Fraser feels Burton Albion are starting to gel together and the progression is there to see.
The 23-year-old midfielder netted his first goal in a Brewers shirt on Saturday, finishing well with his unfavoured right foot to give The Brewers a 1-0 lead over Accrington Stanley.
Though Albion would draw that game as Billy Kee’s late penalty restored parity, Fraser, while frustrated at the manner of the two points dropped at the Wham Stadium, is bullish about Albion’s prospects going forward.
“I think we’re getting better every week,” said the Scotsman.
“Players are getting fit. Some of us missed parts of pre-season so we’re playing a bit of catch-up, but I think we’re there now.
“It’s just about doing what we’re doing and making sure we’re tight at the back, as we have been doing.
“When new players come into a team it’s going to take a bit of time to get used to, and I think you’ve seen the progression.
“Although we played well in the first game (at home to Rochdale), anyone who saw us in both games will see the progression.”
Fraser’s overwhelming feeling following the draw at Accrington, despite his first goal in English football, was one of frustration, with The Brewers not taking more than one of the chances they created.
“I think we could have had one or two after (my goal) as well, which is the frustrating thing,” said Fraser.
“Even in the second half up until the penalty, I didn’t feel we were under much threat, but we’ve not taken our chances that we have been creating.
“It’s been the story of our season in a few games - but we’ve been playing well and we dominated the game, especially in the first half, we absolutely dominated.
“We should have had two or three goals, it wasn’t to be and we got punished."
Now, Fraser wants Albion to take their improved recent form into next weekend's home clash with Sunderland.
"(We have) massive games (coming up). We’ve had big games against Villa and things like that where I thought we coped very well. Sunderland will bring a big crowd I imagine.
"That’s three games we’ve played well in and not lost in, and we have to take that into Sunderland."