Medo Kamara determined to make amends for unwanted assist
MEDO Kamara was cursing his own bad luck as Wanderers’ good run came to a grinding halt against Brighton.
The midfielder played an inadvertent part in the visitors’ decisive goal, as his attempted tackle on opposite number Jake Caskey saw the ball run kindly for Will Buckley to slot home his second of the game.
It put a dampener on what had been a solid display by Medo – also one of Wanderers’ better performers in the last couple of months.
But the Sierra Leone international is determined not to let a “bad day at the office” de-rail what he felt has been a steady improvement by the Whites over the last couple of months.
“I don’t want that assist,” he said. “Even though the finish was a good one.
“I feel like I have been doing well for the team but I was unfortunate with that goal.
“It was my job to come and try to win the second ball from the striker. I made the tackle and then unfortunately it has given him the chance.
“I feel for the fans today, they must be frustrated, but so are the players.
“We had been on a good run but this was not a good day for us. It will get better again.
“We have to put this behind us and wait until next Saturday when we can start to correct our mistakes.”
Dougie Freedman has come under fire for making four changes to the side that ground out a draw at Derby in midweek but Medo has backed his manager’s decision.
“He knew we’ve been playing a lot and for this game I think we needed fresh legs. That is what we’ve tried to do,” he said.
“The manager has said to just get our heads down and try to improve.”
Having defended so well against Derby a few days earlier, Medo was especially disappointed that standards had slipped.
The 26-year-old ball-winner rates the Rams as the best side he has faced this season.
“Brighton played very well, the Leicester game was difficult but Derby was the hardest game – we had no time to attack and just had to defend,” he said.
“We showed then that we can defend. If we had done that all season we would not be in this position.”