Jewell wants Camara to focus

Wigan striker Henri Camara will finally return to training on Tuesday.

The Senegal international should have flown home on Friday, in time to play against Liverpool on Saturday, after featuring in his country’s third place play-off defeat to Nigeria in the African Nations Cup.

Latics officials had booked him a seat on a flight but he never arrived, leaving Jewell fuming after the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool as he had no recognised strikers to call on.

It has transpired Senegal Prime Minister Macky Sall allowed the team to travel from Cairo to Paris on his private jet but the plane was delayed overnight and only landed in France late on Friday evening.

Jewell finally contacted Camara, a £3million summer signing from Wolves, on Sunday and decided to give the player an extra two days off.

However, the manager expects to have the striker, who has scored eight goals this season, to be fit and ready for the match at Tottenham on Sunday.

“Henri is an important player for us and there is no doubt we could have done with him fit on Saturday,” Jewell told the club’s website, www.wiganlatics.co.uk.

“I told Henri I wasn’t happy that he didn’t make it back for match but I want him fully focused and committed for the massive games we have coming up.

“As far as I’m concerned the matter is now dealt with.”

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