Zoltan Gera: West Brom re-sign Hungary midfielder

Zoltan Gera

Hungary international midfielder Zoltan Gera has re-joined West Bromwich Albion on a one-year contract.

The 34-year-old was released by the Baggies in June after an anterior cruciate ligament problem had kept him out of action since January.

Before suffering the injury, Gera scored four goals in 18 appearances for Steve Clarke's side last season.

"It's great to have Zoltan on board for another season," head coach Clarke told the West Brom website.

Gera, who has scored 23 goals in 78 caps for his country, has been training with the Baggies this summer and could be back in first-team action by October.

"I believe his form last season before his injury was as good as at any time in his career and our main aim is to get him back to that level as quickly as possible," Clarke added.

"If he reaches that level again, he will be a great asset for us."

Gera first moved to the Hawthorns from Ferencvaros in his native Hungary in 2004, making 135 league appearances before a three-year spell at Premier League rivals Fulham.

He was brought back to the Baggies in 2011 by Roy Hodgson, but a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament saw him miss most of the 2011-12 season.