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Tommy Fraser with new Port Vale role

Port Vale's Tommy Fraser
Fraser joined Port Vale from Brighton in June 2009

Port Vale's Tommy Fraser says he is happy to play a new role in the team after making his first league start of the season.

The 22-year-old, who has played most of his Vale career in the centre of midfield, played on the right against Bradford on Saturday.

"I made about 100 appearances at Brighton and probably 60, 70 were on the right," he told BBC Radio Stoke.

"I've played there before, it's something I do enjoy."

Having missed part of pre-season through injury Fraser had not started a League Two match before Saturday's trip to Valley Parade.

"It's been a long season so far trying to get back," he said.

"It's always hard to enjoy it as much as the boys that are playing but I got a game on Saturday and think it went quite well."

Fraser made 38 appearances in the league last season and played much of the campaign as captain.

In his absence Vale won three of their opening five games to sit fourth in the table and Fraser admits that while he has enjoyed the squad's success, he only really felt a part of it after Saturday's 2-0 win at Valley Parade.

"I'd be lying if I said that win didn't mean the most to me, it was nice but I've celebrated every win whether I've played no part or a little part," he said.

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