Gera re-signs with West Brom

Hungarian attacking midfielder Zoltan Gera has re-signed for West Bromwich Albion on a one-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old was released by West Brom at the end of last season after missing the end of the campaign with a knee ligament injury.

However, he was invited to train with the squad during the close season and managed to impress manager Steve Clarke sufficiently to be rewarded with a new deal.

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."

Gera, who made 18 appearances last season, hopes to be available for first-team selection by the beginning of October.

The Hungary international first joined the club from Ferencvaros in 2004. He left to join Fulham in 2008, before returning to The Hawthorns on a free transfer in August 2011.