West Brom Steve Clarke happy to have Zoltan Gera back to fitness
West Brom boss Steve Clarke insists Zoltan Gera has a key role to play in his plans after returning from injury.
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Last Updated: 02/12/13 3:14pm
Long-term injury victim Gera made his first appearance in 11 months after coming off the bench for a late cameo in Saturday's defeat at Newcastle.
Gera has been out of action since January after suffering a serious cruciate knee ligament injury and Clarke is delighted to have the midfielder back available for selection.
"Zoltan still has a big part to play, as have all the squad members," Clarke told the Express and Star.
"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.
"He has a big part to play. By the time the game finished, he probably had 10 minutes on the pitch including injury time.
"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."