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Gera confident of comeback

West Brom midfielder Zoltan Gera is relishing a return to action after a second serious knee injury in just over a year.

Last Updated: 14/02/13 at 12:17 Post Comment

Zoltan Gera: Confident he can still impress despite injury woes

Zoltan Gera: Confident he can still impress despite injury woes

Gera underwent an operation last month on the anterior cruciate ligament he damaged in his left knee during West Brom's clash at QPR.

But the 33-year-old, who has made 18 appearances for the Baggies this season, insists he never considered hanging up his boots.

"When I got injured I thought it was a bad time, partly because of my age, but because I had another operation a year ago," said the Hungary skipper.

"I was down about that but after I left the dressing room on the day it happened I just thought about coming back strongly.

"If I stop football now then I'll feel good because I played for nine years in England - but it's nothing I worry about. I feel happy with how I've done.

"I keep positive because I want to play football and I love football - I want to play as long as I can.

"I could retire happy - but I don't intend to. I say thanks to God for everything he's done for me - for what I've achieved in football I'm quite happy.

"Now is a little bit frustrating for me because when I came back here I was injured, I played a few games and was injured again, so the whole year was gone - and again now, it's the same.

"It is a bit frustrating because I was happy to come back and the club gave me lots of support. And I want to give back what the club and the supporters have given me. For me that's a target. "

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