Zoltan Gera is optimistic regarding his chances of being fit for the start of the 2012/13 campaign, allowing him to kick-start a second spell at West Brom.
The versatile midfielder returned to The Hawthorns from Fulham last summer, but saw injury restrict him to just three appearances.
The Hungary international was initially sidelined after undergoing ankle surgery and then ruptured cruciate knee ligaments during a clash with Tottenham in December.
Gera is, however, expected to be back in training within the next fortnight and is setting his sights on a return to action in the Baggies' Premier League opener against Liverpool on 18th August.
He said: "Hopefully I will be ready for the first game of the season against Liverpool.
"I look forward to starting the season and in a couple of weeks I should be able to train fully with the team.
"I'm looking forward to playing again but I don't want to rush things and, if I need more time, that's fine. I want to be 100 per cent and, as soon as I'm ready, I will want to play."