Gera hopes for injury relief
West Brom midfielder keen to remain fit
By Subhankar Mondal. Last Updated: August 8, 2012 12:13pm
Zoltan Gera: West Brom midfielder determined to put injury problems behind him
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Zoltan Gera is hopeful that his injury misery is behind him, as he prepares himself for the new Premier League season.
The Hungary international could make just three appearances for the Baggies in 2011/12 because of ankle surgery and knee ligament damage.
Gera is now back to full fitness and is determined to impress new West Brom boss Steve Clarke.
"Last season did not work out as I would have wanted and to play only three games was so frustrating," said the 33-year-old.
"I made the decision to come back here because I had many good years in my first spell and being out for so long was very disappointing.
"But I'm looking ahead now, the knee is 100 per cent, I've had a good recovery from my injury and it was a great feeling to play again during pre-season after so many months out.
"Now I just need to get match sharpness. I'm getting stronger and fitter with each appearance and then it will be up to the coach to decide whether I'm ready when the Liverpool game comes around."