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Whatever Happened to Medo Kamara?

We launch an investigation into the whereabouts of Sierra Leone's finest footballing talent

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Medo Kamara hasn't turned out in the white shirt of Bolton Wanderers in more than 14 months, but continues to sit in our reserves probably pocketing a pretty pay packet.

Amid the ongoing financial downfall at the Macron, Medo has understandably been of the names linked with a move away. The Sierra Leone midfielder has made 52 appearances for Bolton in all competitions but hasn't played for the club since the Capital One Cup defeat at Chelsea in September 2014. He only made five league appearances last season before being shipped out on loan to Maccabi Haifa, where one of the Israeli club's fans told us he did solidly defensively while not exactly setting the world alight.

Since his return to England he is now frequenting our reserve team, ahead of youngsters who you'd expect to be more in need of a game to aid their progression, if Medo isn't in Neil Lennon's first-team plans.

Medo, now 28, arrived at Bolton in January 2013, signing a three-and-a-half year contract, which means he'll be out of contract at the end of the current season. On arriving at Bolton, Medo claimed:

"Bolton is a top club, a big club, they might have dropped down a league but the Championship is a strong league, so it's good for me. I think it's every player's wish to be in the top clubs in the world and Bolton is a top club, I'll go there to try and get them back into the Premier League but if not then whatever happens happens."

Well that went well, and now he can't even get in our team when we're bottom of the league. Given the dubious recent performances from the likes of Darren Pratley and Mark Davies in our midfield, is Medo Kamara worth a recall?

That seems unlikely, although the defensive nature of his play would certainly be an asset to our midfield. One thing that's for certain is it's a massive waste of money having him on our books given that he hasn't played in over 14 months.