Gera happy with West Brom rotation policy

The Baggies midfielder revealed he is content to play his part from the bench if he has to and has full trust in manager Steve Clarke with the club in the Champions League spots
West Brom midfielder Zoltan Gera has stated that he is happy with manager Steve Clarke's rotation policy, provided it continues to get results.

The Baggies are flying high in the Premier League, currently occupying the fourth Champions League place under the guidance of the former Liverpool and Chelsea assistant, with the 49-year-old masterminding wins over both of his former employers at the Hawthorns.

And Hungarian international Gera has insisted he is happy to play his part from the bench and has full faith in his manager.

“I’m happy and I think I’m getting better,” Gera told the club's official website. "I’m playing well, so if the head coach sees I can help the team he will pick me. It’s no problem at all.

“We have a good squad with lots of good players.

“Of course, as a player, I always want to play but I know we have other players who are as good as the ones in the team, so when I have a chance I want to play well to keep my place in the team.

“But if I’m not playing, I wouldn’t say I’m happy, but I expect it and there is no problem at all."

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Gera impressed against both Newcastle and Southampton but then found himself on the bench against Wigan Athletic.

He played a prominent role in the 2-1 win over Chelsea, but knows that will not guarantee him another starting berth against Martin O'Neill's resurgent Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in their next game.

The 33-year-old, who made 139 appearances in his first spell with the Baggies, thinks that it is a testament to how far they have come in such a short space of time.

He added: “After the first game when I scored I didn’t play the next two or three games.

“But I said it is no problem because I trust in the head coach to know what is best for the team.  You always need to fight for your place; there is no question about that.

“But it shows the club has gone forward and we have very good players. We are full of international players in the team and squad.”