Plenty Mo to come
DAVID CUFFLEY Defender Mo Camara believes he is finding his feet with Norwich City - and is confident of helping them to a six-point haul from the next two home games.
Defender Mo Camara believes he is finding his feet with Norwich City - and is confident of helping them to a six-point haul from the next two home games.
The 32-year-old full-back, on loan from Derby, completed his third Coca-Cola Championship match for the Canaries in the space of eight days in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Stoke.
It will be five games in 15 days if he plays against Plymouth Argyle at Carrow Road tonight (7.45pm) and Sheffield United on Saturday.
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But while admitting to weariness after the 3-1 win at Blackpool last Tuesday, Camara said he felt he was getting stronger with each game.
He said: “I'm feeling better today than Blackpool away. The legs feel a little bit better and they are going to be fine for the next two games at home.
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“Saturday is finished so I'm only thinking about Tuesday and Saturday.
“In my first game against Coventry I was fine, but in the second game, Blackpool away, the legs were a little bit tired. But that's normal. When you don't play for three or four months in the first team, it's always like that.”
Camara was, however, a bitterly disappointed man after Richard Cresswell's late winner for Stoke brought a disappointing end to an excellent week for City.
He said: “We've given away a stupid two goals but in the first half I thought we played very, very well. In the second half, to lose to a last-minute goal, I cannot believe it.
“We have to forget this game and think about the next two games at home and getting six points so we can come out of the bottom four.”
Full-back Jon Otsemobor, who missed the Stoke match because of a migraine, and Luke Chadwick, given the chance to rest his shoulder injury, will both be available for selection.
“They both trained on Sunday morning and they were fine,” said manager Glenn Roeder. “Dion Dublin was a little bit stiff. He got a kick on his Achilles tendon but it's no great concern. We don't think it will be a problem.”
Leading scorer Jamie Cureton and striker Ched Evans, 18, on loan from Manchester City, could be rivals for a place in attack if Roeder reverts to a 4-4-2 formation tonight.
Paul Sturrock, preparing for the first away match of his second spell as Plymouth manager after Ian Holloway's sudden departure to Leicester, will be without on-loan Manchester United winger Lee Martin, who picked up a hamstring injury in Saturday's 3-0 home win over Scunthorpe. David Norris will switch to the wide right role, provided he shakes off a knock on his knee, with Nadjim Abdou in central midfield. Striker Sylvain Ebanks-Blake is expected to shake off a slight hamstring strain.
“I think Sturrock and Ollie play very similar styles of football,” said Roeder. “I don't think Sturrock has to change anything and I don't think he would want to because the team that Ollie's fashioned there is very much in the style of the Paul Sturrock team that he left behind when he was there before. If it's not broken, why try to fix it?”
Plymouth are sixth in the table and have beaten Norwich in the last three meetings between the two clubs.
“The one thing that I'm coming to terms with in the Championship is the inconsistency of all the teams. It's quite amazing. Anyone seems able to beat anyone on a given day. I think the Premiership is much more consistent in its results,” said Roeder.