Football - Kamara ready to shine against team who rejected him

Kei Kamara thought he had blown his dream of playing in the Premier League when he was shown the door by Stoke City after a 10-day trial four months ago.

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However, the striker from Major Soccer League club Sporting Kansas returns to the Britannia Stadium hoping to ensure the Premier League safety of Norwich as he closes in on the end of a three-month loan spell at Carrow Road.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton still has to decide whether to try to keep Kamara on a more permanent footing, so the easy-going 28-year-old from Sierra Leone has plenty of incentive to prove a few people wrong at Stoke.

Not that Kamara, who has scored one goal in six appearances at Norwich with Hughton admitting "he has made an impact", has any complaints.

Kamara, who has stayed in touch with Stoke's Asmir Begovic and Kenwyne Jones, said: "I had some good training sessions in my 10 days at Stoke and was able to play one of my [practice] games with Michael Owen up front. I felt like I could have fitted in because I was more of an aerial threat but it didn't work out.

"Everybody has a different opinion and there's no bad blood, no disrespect to the coaching staff over there.

"Everybody sees something different every day. I mean, before I had my fiancee someone else was with my fiancee who didn't like her. They left her and I got her and I think she is the best woman ever.

"It's just how it is. I was just excited to train with a Premier League side. I said thank you for the opportunity and went back home."

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