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Camara hopes for new deal

Latics striker hoping to impress Bruce

Camara: Back among the goals

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Henri Camara is hoping that his recent return to form will help to earn him a new deal at Wigan.

The Senegalese striker has only recently returned to the first-team fold at the JJB Stadium, but has repaid Steve Bruce's faith by scoring in each of his last two appearances.

Having endured a difficult season on loan at West Ham last term it appeared unlikely that Camara would be able to convince the Latics he was worthy of a contract extension.

However, the 31-year-old is adamant that he has no desire to leave his current surroundings and believes he is still capable of being a Premier League force.

Wasted

"I am keen to sign a new contract with Wigan. We have not yet had talks but I certainly hope to stay and I want to work hard to make sure I stay at the club," Camara told the Manchester Evening News.

"I feel in the right kind of shape to keep playing Premiership football.

"I have always liked playing for Wigan, the fans shout my name but who knows what the future holds.

"I feel I need to make up for lost time at my age and I have to view the last couple of years as being wasted.

Confidence

"What happened at West Ham last season destroyed my confidence levels. I did not get the breaks there.

"Football is a confidence thing and I am a goalscorer, that is what I go on the field to do.

"It was not really my decision to go on loan but I took my chance and it was a mistake.

"I came back to Wigan and I have enjoyed working under Steve. I just wanted a chance."