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Gera signs one-year West Brom deal

Zoltan Gera has been handed a new one-year contract by West Bromwich Albion as he continues his rehabilitation from a second serious knee injury.

Gera has been out of action since January, following a ruptured cruciate ligament, suffered last season.

His previous Albion contract expired at the end of last season and Albion have been weighing up whether to hand the 34-year-old Hungary international a new deal.

The club have now concluded successful negotiations over a one-year deal, which will run until July as Gera steps up his latest attempts at a come back.

Gera is expected to be given the go-ahead to return to full training in the next couple of weeks and Albion are hopeful he could be back in contention for a playing return in October.

Head coach Steve Clarke said: "It’s great to have Zoltan on board for another season. He’s a top professional and good within the group.

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