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Kamaras helps Fulham to 12th

last updated Wednesday 21st October 2009, 11:14 AM
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Diomansy Kamara's second goal in two games lifted Fulham four places up to 12th place - a better start than last season.

"Last season we finished seventh, and it's not easy to finish seventh when you see teams like Tottenham, Aston Villa, Man City , they've all spent a lot of money," said the Senegal forward.

"This season to finish in the top 10 would be very good, but twelfth is a good position. If you finish in that position at the end of the season it's OK for us."

Kamara is set to start in Thursday's Europa League tie against Roma as manager Hodgson said England striker Andy Johnson was still suffering the after-effects of the shoulder injury he suffered in August.

The £10.5m forward has not scored in five appearances since returning to the side and missed the 2-0 Hull victory because of a groin strain.

"He got that very, very bad shoulder injury against Amkar Perm which still rankles with us," said Hodgson.

"He came back earlier than he perhaps should have and he has probably been carrying his shoulder and it has caused a problem on the other side with his groin.

"He is not far away but on the other hand he is not 100 per cent and when you have Jo Kamara doing well, Erik Nevland fully fit, we didn't want to risk him."

Kamara has admitted he could not understand the Fulham fans who booed Jimmy Bullard on his return to Craven Cottage.

The England squad midfielder, who moved to Hull for £5million in January, made his comeback appearance from a long injury lay-off as a second-half sub.

But the former Fulham favourite was jeered every time he touched the ball in the 2-0 win for Roy Hodgson's team.

"I am happy to see Jimmy back because he is a good guy who did well for Fulham," Kamara said.

"He loved the supporters, and I didn't understand why they booed him. He did well for Fulham and it's not easy to come back from two big injuries. 

Source Neil McLeman at MirrorFootball
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