Zoltan Gera felt "great excitement" in West Bromwich Albion return

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West Bromwich Albion midfielder Zoltan Gera says that he was excited to play his first game since January with the Under-21s yesterday.

Zoltan Gera has said that he felt a "great excitement" while playing for the West Bromwich Albion Under-21 side.

The 1-0 loss to Arsenal's youth side was the Hungarian's first appearance since sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury against Queens Park Rangers in January.

The midfielder wrote on his Facebook page: "I ran onto the pitch with great excitement because I had the chance to play again after a long time. It's true it was just an Under-21 game but at the moment this is a great forward step for me.

"In the first five to 10 minutes I was short of breath but then I could get used to the speed of the game and felt I would be able to run until the following morning.

"Originally I was to play 45 minutes but in the break I begged for another 15 minutes. Today I do my regeneration on a bike."

Gera has made 172 appearances for the Baggies.

Zoltan Gera of West Bromwich Albion in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers at The Hawthorns on October 6, 2012
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