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Gera: There's more to come from me

Hungary ace hoping for run in team after stunning comeback

ZOLTAN GERA admits he was surprised to be handed a start in Albion’s 3-0 win over Liverpool on Saturday – and insists: “There’s more to come from me."

The Baggies midfielder saw his first Barclays Premier League action in nine months following a knee injury - and he returned with a bang by firing a goal-of-the-season contender.

He is now hoping for a run of games to build up his match fitness and sharpness.

“It is great to be back,” said Gera.

“First of all I'm fit and healthy so that is the most important thing.

I'm quite happy playing in the first game of the season, I scored  as well, so it couldn't have gone any better.

“I was sure I was coming back for the last few games of last season but I didn't mind, trained the whole of pre-season and I feel much, much better.

“I still feel I need more game time, more minutes on the pitch, and then I will be fitter than at the moment.

“It was the first game after a long time out.

“I had played a few friendlies but the Premier League tempo is totally different.”

Gera was delighted he could help new boss Steve Clarke get off to a winning start.

“It is great for him,” the Hungary international added.

“It is a very good start for me.

“He is a great coach, we have good training sessions, and the players like him, he wants to play football.”