West Brom star warns QPR after Norwich win

15:00 24 December 2012

Zoltan Gera, West Bromwich Albion. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

Zoltan Gera, West Bromwich Albion. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Zoltan Gera hopes West Brom can reap the benefits of being in a more relaxed frame of mind after ending their mini slump when they visit QPR on Boxing Day.

Midfielder Gera scored Albion’s opening goal in their 2-1 weekend home win over Norwich - their first in five games after climbing at one stage to third spot in the Barclays Premier League.

The Hungary international knows questions were starting to be asked of Steve Clarke’s side but is hopeful they can now regain momentum and sustain a push for a top-six spot.

Gera said: “We lost three games in a row, then drew against West Ham, and finally we’ve won.

“If you’re losing games or drawing then people will ask questions, but that’s normal.

“In every team, every single side, there will be frustrating times. Hopefully that’s in the past now.

“Maybe we can relax a bit now - and maybe we can win more games.

“We have lost to good teams in recent weeks but we feel much better after winning. We have 30 points and we just want to win more games.”

Gera, who netted his fourth goal of the campaign against Norwich, added: “Is the top six a realistic target? You never know, it’s very tight in the top 10.

“If we can finish higher than last season (10th) then everyone will be happier.”

Gera knows the importance of Albion matching relegation-threatened QPR’s desire to win.

He said: “It’s not easy, especially against a side fighting relegation. QPR will be desperate to win against us.

“I think they’re looking for the next game and will think they can beat us. We have to make sure they don’t want to win more than us. That’s the key.

“We have to build on what we have done against Norwich.

“Harry Redknapp is a very experienced manager. He did a great job at Spurs and Portsmouth.

“But they’re in a difficult period and we have to look after ourselves.”

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Two of the league’s least resilient defences face off at Anfield, while Manchester City need someone other than Sergio Aguero to score.

Read more

The mother of seven of the children suffered serious stab wounds. She remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Read more

Derby was born with badly deformed legs but now he can run.

Read more

Promoted content

We've got a great selection of Secret Santa presents and stocking fillers for under a tenner...  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Office Secret Santa: it’s a Christmas ritual that everyone dreads, but no-one wants to seem like a Scrooge by saying no. Never fear, London24 is here to make buying gifts for Dave in Accounts simple and stress-free, with a selection of presents for under a tenner

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

TOP STORIES

Quizzes

Can you name these moustaches?

Movember is upon us once again and men across the country are growing moustaches to raise money to battle prostate cancer.

Read more
Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho go head to head (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Football managers are either deified or chastised, depending on results and they are some of the most famous faces in the country.

Read more
Roy Keane  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Roy Keane denied the world of more glorious beard action this weekend by shaving his famous chin hair off, however football is still littered with some impressive beards.

Read more
QPR's Loftus Road home. Picture: Ker Robertson/ALLSPORT

Prove your QPR knowledge with our brand new R’s history quiz.

Read more

QPR Transfer News

Friday, December 19, 2014
Harry Redknapp. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

QPR full back Mauricio Isla will miss tomorrow’s game with West Brom as he is back in Chile with his wife set to give birth.

Read more
Friday, December 19, 2014
Celtic's Virgil van Dijk (Photo by Christian Hofer/Getty Images)

With the opening of the transfer window just under two weeks away, we round up some of the latest news and gossip involving the London clubs.

Read more
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Top nine players who need a January transfer, including Dwight Gayle, Ravel Morrison and Emmanuel Adebayor

With less than two weeks to go until the January transfer window, every single Premier League club will be eyeing signings and departures.

Read more
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Chelsea's Eden Hazard (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Here is a round-up from around the web of this morning’s top transfer stories.

Read more