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West Brom star speaks of importance of experience

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Zoltan Gera believes experience will help West Brom moving forward during the Premier League season.

The 34-year-old is currently in his second spell with West Brom after rejoining the club from Fulham at the start of the 2011-12 season.

Gera insists that experienced players can help the club, who have endured a difficult first half of the 2013/14 season which led to the dismissal of Steve Clarke and the recent appointment of Pepe Mel.

He told the club's official website: " I think you need some experienced players in the team. It doesn't mean you need to be over 35, you need to read the game well and say the right things. We have enough experienced players.

"Being experienced helps you when you're under pressure, in trouble, and when you're not doing something well and you need to respond in the game."

The Hungarian was relegated with West Brom in 2006 during his first spell at the club and will be doing all he can to stop this happening again this year.

The Baggies have plenty of experience in their ranks through the likes of Jonas Olsson, Gareth McAuley and Chris Brunt.

West Brom have only won twice since the beginning of November in all competitions and face tough fixtures within the next month.

The Midlands side go to Villa Park in their next league game to play their rivals and have matches against Liverpool and Chelsea in February.

This season could see the tightest relegation battle for years and with six points being the difference between Cardiff in 20th and Aston Villa in 10th at the moment, half the Premier League table could end up fighting for survival.   

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