Zoltan boost for Baggies
By Ben Blackmore
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bryan Robson has revealed that Zoltan Gera is making good progress in his recovery bid.
West Brom manager Bryan Robson has revealed that Zoltan Gera is well on his way to making a return to first team action.
The Baggies' talisman has been receiving treatment on a troublesome pelvic problem back in his native Hungary, whilst his colleagues have been fighting to stay out of the Premiership relegation zone.
Saturday's 2-0 win at home to Blackburn gave the Midlands club a six-point buffer from the bottom three sides, and news of Gera's progress will boost the squad's morale still further.
Robson confirmed: "Our physio has spoken to the specialist in Hungary who says that Zoltan is improving again which is excellent news.
"We have allowed Zoltan to stay in Hungary for a few more days to get treatment before coming back on Thursday or Friday when we can assess him again.
"He had this problem about four years ago and the guy he is seeing now is the same one who got Zoltan right before. That's why he has gone over there this time. He knows the history of the problem."
West Brom have been forced to patch up their side in recent weeks, due to injury and African Nations Cup duty, and Robson admits it will be like having three new signings when Gera and co finally return.
"It would be good to have Zoltan back because we all know the part he played last season and we have missed the influence of our three most creative players in Kanu, Diomansy Kamara and Zoltan in recent weeks."
The Baggies travel to Fulham in their next outing, looking for a win that would move them level on 29 points with their opponents.