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Steve Clarke glad to rely on Zoltan Gera again

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West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke announced he would be happy to rely on Zoltan Gera now that the Hungarian has recovered from injury.

"Zoltan still has a big part to play, as have all the squad members," Clarke is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"At the moment, nearly everyone is fit with just one or two little niggles. Zoltan is part of the squad and we will use it to its best."

Zoltan Gera's troubles started when he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in January; the career-threatening injury almost put an end to his second spell at West Brom as his contract was left to expire at the end of the 2013 campaign.

But the 34-year-old was re-signed on a one-year deal by the Baggies after showing signs of a speedy recovery.

As he was about to make his first appearance in nine months in the FA Cup clash against QPR, Gera sustained a thigh injury, which sidelined him for a further two months.

Last weekend he made a late appearance during West Brom's loss at Newcastle United, and that was enough for Steve Clarke to save a good word for the midfielder.

"It has been a long road back for Zoltan. It was just a short time on the pitch but a big time. It will give him confidence to know that now he is back."

Gera first signed for WBA in 2004 and helped bring the club back to the top tier in the 2007/08 season. Following a three-year spell at Fulham FC, Gera returned to the Hawthorns in 2011.

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