Gera plans to repay West Brom fans for all their support

The Hungary international has promised to pay back the Albion fans' support for helping him through his injury and believes his best form is still to come after a stunning goal
Zoltan Gera says that he plans to repay the faith shown in him by the West Brom fans after his nine-month injury nightmare, and has stated that his best form is still to come.

The 33-year-old returned with a bang, scoring a 25-yard volley in their 3-0 victory over Liverpool, and believes he has now got over his ruptured cruciate ligament that kept him out of the majority of last season.

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"This is a special place for me," said Gera. "The first time I came to England was to West Brom and when I left the club the supporters were still great towards me.

"I just want to give back what they gave to me. I'm fit and healthy, so that is the most important thing.

"I'm happy playing in the first game of the season and scored as well, so it couldn't have gone any better.

"I was sure I was coming back for the last few games of last season but I trained the whole of pre-season and I feel much, much better. I still feel I need more game-time and then I will be fitter.

"It was the first game after a long time out. I had played a few friendlies but the Premier League tempo is totally different. I felt comfortable and hopefully I have no more injuries."

The midfielder, who is currently enjoying his second spell at the Hawthorns after being brought back by Roy Hodgson, who also bought him at Fulham, remains confident of his future at the club.

"Steve Clarke was great. He called me before pre-season and said I'd no need to worry, just to work hard and show what I can do," Gera added. "That was a great confidence boost for me, that he still believed in me, so I'm happy."