Zoltan all geared up
By Juha Pal
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Zoltan Gera admits he could not wait to get back training with his team-mates.
West Bromwich Albion star Zoltan Gera admitted that the summer could not go quick enough as he anticipates the start of another year in The Premiership.
Gera had been desperate to return to training, after helping West Brom to avoid relegation last season. To make matters worse, Gera was sent on a nine-day personal training program in Hungary by manager Bryan Robson.
The program meant that Gera could only join up with the WBA squad this week, and the Hungarian is delighted to finally be back.
"I was waiting on tenter hooks for it to be Monday and to practise together with my team-mates again," Gera told Sky Sports.
"Though I was working according to an individual training program, I missed the real trainings and the whole team too.
"I paid attention to the transfer news and I'm happy that there are no players who have left West Brom so far, therefore I can greet all the familiar faces.
"It's sure that I'll have to work hard but I do it gladly because I know how big tasks are in front of me in the following season in The Premiership and I must be ready for this."
Gera, who cost The Baggies £1.5 million at the start of last season, has been suffering from a hand injury but he now feels he is ready to begin preparations for Albion's second season in the English top flight.
"Luckily I don't feel my hand to be injured and hopefully the doctors will allow me to train and play.
"This time last year I was thrilled and didn't know, only suspected what is ahead of me.
"Now I know that I go back to the company of good friends and team-mates and I'll do my best in the following months to develop as much as I'm capable of because I would like to delight the WBA fans."