Thursday 14th January 2016
FRAZER WRIGHT is one of three defenders at Dumbarton with vast experience of the top flight.
And he hopes that before long, it will stay that way for the rest of the season.
The centre half, in outstanding form of late, is keen for Darren Barr and Steven Saunders to extend their stays at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium.
Both are out of contract in January – although skipper Barr will miss Saturday’s rematch with Queen of the South in any case due to suspension.
Frazer is signed until the end of the season, along with defensive colleagues Mark Docherty, Gregor Buchanan and Scott Taggart.
But he’s hopeful that manager Stevie Aitken will be able to secure the signatures of Barr and Saunders as Sons look to kick on from Saturday’s Scottish Cup win over Queens.
Frazer said: “It would be good to get their futures sorted out.
“Hopefully we can keep them here. We are starting to find a bit of form at the back and they’ve both been big parts of that.
“They’ll be key players for us as we look for the results we need. We’ve a few games coming up that we feel we can win and we’ll look for as many points as possible.
“That will put daylight between us and the sides at the bottom, but we’ll take it as it comes and aim for a decent run.”
Frazer and his defensive colleagues have ensured that, since November 7, Sons have lost only to teams chasing the title.
Points have been put on the board against outfits at the bottom end of the Championship, while Saturday’s win over Queen of the South was the first at home to the Dumfries club in 24 years.
And although well aware that the Doonhamers will be up for revenge this Saturday, Frazer is confident that Sons will only have to wait a week to beat them again.
He added: “It was a brilliant result. The boys were outstanding and worked really hard at playing a pressing game.
“After the result last week it was important to show we can play. We were unfortunate to lose the goal to Queens as we did but to get two and win the game puts last week to bed a bit.
“We are in no doubt that they will want to bounce back, but we won both of the double header against Alloa so we’re hopeful of the same here if we put in another good performance.