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St Mirren clinch Camara transfer

Mo Camara
Camara has signed for St Mirren until the end of the season

St Mirren have confirmed that former Celtic and Wolves left-back Mo Camara has signed until the end of the season.

The Guinea international, 33, has received international clearance and the Buddies have an option to extend his contract by another 12 months.

"The main thing is that the contracts have been signed and Mo is now a St Mirren player," manager Gus MacPherson told the club's website.

"When you see the level that Mo has played at, he is a quality player."

Last week the Paisley club had expected to sign former Leeds and Republic of Ireland left-back Ian Harte, before the player changed his mind on a move north.

And the Saints boss believes the publicity surrounding the collapse of that deal has helped find a solution to his problematic left-back berth.

MacPherson said Camara had better offers financially, but has chosen Paisley for football and family reasons.

"It appears to have alerted people within the game that we were looking for a left-back," said MacPherson.


"So we received a phone call telling us that Mo Camara was a free agent - it has worked in our favour.

"Mo showed that he was very keen to come back up here to play so things went very smoothly and it was all done in a matter of 48 hours.

"We made no secret that, if possible, we were looking to get in an actual left-back to fill the position.

"The process has taken a wee while longer than we would have hoped for, but we've got it done and we're delighted."

MacPherson was able to sign Camara outside the transfer window as he was a free agent after being released by Derby this month.

Camara was Celtic manager Gordon Strachan's first signing for the club, but left Glasgow for Wolves after a year.

The defender has also spent a loan spell at Championship outfit Blackpool this season after injuries to left-backs Stephen Crainey and Joe Martin.

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see also
Camara extends stay at Blackpool
17 Oct 08 |  Blackpool
Blackpool clinch Camara loan deal
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