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Fulham striker Kamara delighted with two-goal haul

Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara was delighted with his two-goal effort against Aston Villa on Saturday.

"Eight months is a very long time to be away from the game," said Kamara. "But I'm so happy to be playing again. Football is my life.

"I can't say enough how much I missed it. As a professional you kick a ball almost every day, so knowing that I wouldn't be able to do that for a long period was hard to accept. It was difficult at first because it is such a long road ahead. Those first few days and weeks were my lowest in football. It happened just before the start of pre-season, which is a time when players are looking forward to starting afresh.

"That's an important time for us. At the end of last year I scored some important goals and I was looking forward to having a good season for Fulham. So it was a massive setback for me."

Kamara returned to action in February when he replaced Andrew Johnson for the last 10 minutes of their win over West Brom.

"That was the moment I had been working so hard for," added the 28-year-old. "Standing on the touchline, waiting to get back out on the field was a great feeling. It was more special because it came against one of my former clubs."

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