Ex-Fulham midfielder set for Craven Cottage return

14:24 14 September 2012

West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion's Zoltan Gera, pictured beating Nottingham Forest's Daniel Ayala during a pre-season friendly, is in line to face former club Fulham tomorrow. Photo credit: Simon Cooper/PA wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Bromwich Albion’s Zoltan Gera is in contention for a return to action to face former club Fulham tomorrow.

The midfielder left west London a year ago to sign up for his second spell at the midlands club but a knee ligament injury kept him on the sidelines at the Hawthorns for much of last term.

The Hungarian scored a stunning volley against Liverpool on the first day of the season but has been consigned to the substitute’s bench since.

Gera played twice for his country in the international break and that has put him in contention to play against his old side.

Baggies boss Clarke said: “He’s been very unlucky. If I’m honest, he exceeded my expectations over pre-season and he put himself in a position where I thought he was ready to play in the first game.

“I thought he would play a lot of it on adrenalin, which he did because it was such a big occasion for him, and the week after in training he dipped a little bit, which I half expected.

“Since then I’ve tried to look after him and he’s trained well. He has been away on international duty, represented his country twice and he’s back in pushing for selection again.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
2 3 4 5 6

Latest Fulham news

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Fulham manager Kit Symons (Steve Paston/PA Wire)

Despite saying I’d be happy with a point before the Charlton fixture, I can’t help but feel deflated after losing a 2-0 lead at the Valley in the last ten minutes.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Tom Cairney and Jordan Cousins

It has been a frantic start to the Championship season with the four London clubs all possibly feeling under-pressure already. Here is our team of the season so far.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal looks dejected after the second Dinamo Zagreb goal  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Depression and mental health problems in football are widespread with more than a third of players reporting symptoms, according to new research.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Fulham manager Kit Symons (Steve Paston/PA Wire)

Fulham manager Kit Symons, who seems incapable of ending his team’s inconsistent form, criticised his players for the “galling” way they failed to retain their two-goal lead against Charlton.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Charlton Athletic's Johnnie Jackson celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game (Steve Paston/PA Wire)

Guy Luzon praised Johnnie Jackson for inspiring Charlton’s comeback in the 2-2 draw with Fulham and said he hopes the captain will put his injury problems behind him.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Line-Up Events


You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

Read more
You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Read more

Latest Tech News