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Staying In The Game

30 May 2013

The Official Website Has Caught Up With Former Pool Loanee Mo Camara

Mo Camara represented 12 clubs throughout his eventful 17-year playing career, including a short loan spell at Bloomfield Road in 2008 where he made 14 appearances for The Seasiders.

The 37-year old is now a club scout for Sunderland, which allows the former Guinea international to remain involved in the game that he still loves dearly.

Camara watches games mostly in the North West meaning he has seen plenty of The Tangerines over the past couple of years and has been impressed with the way the club has developed since his time on the Fylde Coast, from which he has happy memories.

"I only have good memories of Blackpool," said Camara.

"Simon Grayson was good with me, so I was always happy on a Monday morning when I had to go into training. Everything was good as we played nice football and it was great time in my career. 

"I was only there for a short time but I enjoyed every single day. There are still a few people there from when I was there, which is nice to see."

The former full-back keeps across all of his former clubs, but Blackpool is one that he is especially interested in for more than one reason.

"I’d like to see Blackpool do well as Alex Rae was my roommate when I was at Wolverhampton. 

"Since Paul Ince has come in he has brought some stability to the club and they will hopefully be able to build a team in the summer."

After hanging up his boots in 2010 Camara's intentions were always to stay firmly involved in the game, but scouting could soon be replaced by coaching.

"I’ve been working for Sunderland for three years now. I enjoy doing the scouting as it allows me to watch plenty of games. 

"I want to do some coaching later, but it’s good to learn about football from another perspective and watch players and learn about them.

"When you retire from football you have to work hard and take any opportunities in the game, but hopefully I can start doing some coaching in the next year."

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