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Leicester sign Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara on loan

Diomansy Kamara
Diomansy Kamara joined Fulham from West Bromwich Albion in July 2007

Championship play-off seekers Leicester City have tied up a loan deal for Fulham forward Diomansy Kamara.

Kamara, who has not started for Fulham in two months, has now signed for the Foxes until the end of the season.

The 30-year-old Senegal forward, who helped fire West Bromwich Albion to the Championship play-off final in 2007, now has eight games to make an impact.

"I like pace, especially in strikers and he has pace," Foxes boss Sven-Goran Eriksson told BBC Radio Leicester.

"His record is very good. We hope he can help us win more games and score more goals."

Kamara, brought to English football by Harry Redknapp when he signed for Portsmouth in August 2004, now looks set to make his Leicester debut at Middlesbrough on 2 April.

That would pitch him up against his old Albion manager Tony Mowbray, who sold him to Fulham for £6 million in the summer of 2007.

After making just 11 appearances for the Cottagers under Mark Hughes this season, in which he has netted five times (three of them coming against Peterborough in the FA Cup), Kamara was keen to find first team football.

And he watched Saturday's 1-0 home defeat by Portsmouth, the Foxes' third successive home game without a win, which left Eriksson's men six points adrift of the Championship play-off pack.

Eriksson insists that Kamara will be the only arrival at the Walkers Stadium before this Thursday's final deadline of the season.

"I have no plans," said Eriksson. "Definitely nobody else will come in and I don't think anyone will leave either."



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