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Gera: I return to West Brom much better player than when I left

Former Fulham midfielder Zoltan Gera says he returns to West Bromwich Albion a better player than when he left.

Having spent three top-flight seasons at Fulham - including two under Roy Hodgson - Gera also believes he is now a better player than the one that made himself a firm fans' favourite in his previous spell at The Hawthorns.

And he is delighted to be back where he feels he belongs, with the added bonus of working with the Baggies boss again.

"I was quite happy here when I was here for four years," Gera told the WBA website.

"Roy was also a big part in me coming back to this club. For me it was the perfect combination, West Brom and Roy. I can't ask any better.

"When I left the club, it was just promoted, and when I played here two times against West Brom, the supporters were very nice to me.

"I am looking forward to playing again for West Brom and the supporters as well."

He added: "The gaffer has lots of experience and his way of football is very simple but he does a lot of work outside on the training field, lots of shape for the team, and he is a good manager, and a good man as well.

"I'm happy to work with him and I learned a lot from him in two seasons at Fulham. I think I'm more experienced and have become a better player as well.

"I'm fitter than I was.

"Of course, I need to improve again - and that's a good thing."

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