The 28-year-old sustained a calf injury on the season’s opening day against Leyton Orient when Dean Holden was still the Addicks’ boss.


Appleton took charge of the League One side last month and Fraser also made some off-the-bench appearances under him.




On Tuesday however, Fraser started their EFL Trophy match against Aston Villa’s Under-21 side and registered two assists in their 4-2 victory.


Fraser admitted that Appleton made him feel an important part of the team despite being injured at the time of the manager’s arrival.



“Yes, I had a lot of conversations with him even when I was injured”, Fraser told Charlton TV about the new Addicks boss.


“Which made me feel good, made me feel important.



“Even though I wasn’t part of the squad at that time because I was injured.”


Now Fraser will be hoping to start the next league match against Reading after the international break is over.