West Brom manager Steve Clarke hails Zoltan Gera over injury fight


West Brom boss Steve Clarke has hailed the "drive and determination" of midfielder Zoltan Gera to return to action after eight months out of action.

The 33-year-old Hungary international made his comeback from a knee ligament setback as a substitute during last night's 3-0 pre-season friendly win over FC Copenhagen in Denmark.

Clarke said: "I'm absolutely delighted for Zoltan. He's a fantastic lad who has worked ever so hard and a lot of credit needs to go back to him.

"He's the wrong side of 30 but has the drive and determination to be on the pitch and is fresh and hungry."

Gera made only three appearances last season after re-signing for a second spell at Albion having missed the early part of the campaign following ankle surgery.