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UPDATED 03:33 4th August 2016

Derby County made Guinea international Abdoul Camara their first signing of the 2016 January transfer window on 4th January 2016.

The forward, who can play out wide or as a striker, joined Derby from French top flight side Angers SCO for an undisclosed fee and penned a three-and-a-half year contract.

He was, however, limited to just one start and six further appearances off the bench during the second half of the 2015/16 season.

Camara was a key part of Angers’ promotion-winning campaign to Ligue 1 the 2014/15 campaign and he impressed in the French top flight in the 2015/16 campaign, appearing 17 times and scoring twice.

His performances helped Angers reach third place in the table at the time of his departure and as a result he attracted interest from a number of clubs in both France and England.

Camara, who was born in Guinea but moved to France as a child, began his professional career at Rennes.

He came through their youth system and made 32 appearances for their first team between 2008 and 2011 - as well as spending the 2009/10 season on loan at Vannes and also playing for Rennes B.

In August 2011 he joined Sochaux for a fee of €1.5 Million and remained with the club for three seasons, making 53 appearances.

During that time, he also went out on loan to PAOK in Greek Superleague and RCD Mallorca in Spain’s Secunda Division.

At the end of his contract at Sochaux he moved to Angers and in his first season with the club he made 28 appearances, scoring six times, and helped them finish third in Ligue 2, securing promotion to the top flight.

Camera has represented his country on ten occasions, scoring four times, after making his debut at the African Cup of Nations in 2012.