West Brom midfielder happy to play rotation game
Zoltan Gera has insisted that he is happy being part of Steve Clarke’s rotation policy at West Brom.
Despite impressing in the Baggies’ impressive start to the season – which has seen them enter the top four of the Premier League - Gera has found himself dropped to the bench in recent weeks.
But the 33-year-old insists he is happy to share the midfield responsibilities with the likes of James Morrison, Chris Blunt and Graham Dorrans for the good of the club.
“I’m happy,” said Gera.
“I’m playing well, so if the manager sees I can help the team he will pick me. It’s no problem at all.
“We have a good squad with lots of good players.”
The Hungarian played a pivotal role during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Chelsea but knows it wont guarantee him a start in the first team.
“Of course as a player I always want to play but I know we have other players who are as good as the ones in the team.
“So when I have a chance I want to play well to keep my place in the team.
“I wouldn’t say I’m happy when I’m not playing, but I expect it and there is no problem at all.
“After the first game of the season when I scored against Liverpool, I didn’t play the next two or three games.
“But I said ‘it is no problem’ because I trust in the gaffer to know what is best for team,” he added.
“You always need to fight for your place now, there is no question about that.”