Izale McLeod made it 2-2 after Albion had gone into the lead but late goals from Gera
and Phillips ensured the points.
On top of Gera
aggravating the broken hand suffered on the final day of last season, the heavy workload of his first season in English football and never-ending international commitments, his loss has proved costly for Albion.
continued: "I think when you start the season well people get questions about whether you're going for Europe.
But he refused to allow his head to drop and just eight minutes later Gera
helped him out by grabbing the goal that sealed the points.
Substitute Izale McLeod restored parity with a goal Luke Steele will be keen to forget but the Albion goalkeeper's blushes were spared when Gera
and Kevin Phillips struck late on to seal the three points.
The home side's deserved equaliser came on the stroke of half-time when Gera
threaded a pass through the Charlton defence for Roman Bednar to chase.
, aged 25, scored the goal in Albion's crucial 1-0 victory over Everton last Sunday - a result that has significantly increased the club's chances of avoiding relegation.
Steve Clarke gave Markus Rosenberg a vote of confidence earlier this week - a sentiment backed by Gera
It should have got better for the home side when Zamora was teed up by Gera
but volleyed the ball high over the bar.
might have left for Middlesbrough in the January transfer window and has found his opportunities limited under Mowbray's management.
Dropping out of the top flight would make it hard for Bryan Robson to keep hold of Gera
, who has also impressed several other top-flight clubs.
Should Albion not remain aPremiership side, it has already begged the question as to what Gera
might do next season.