Tomkins targets extended run

Last Updated: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:27

West Ham defender James Tomkins is hoping his recent run of first-team appearances continues this season.

The centre-half has often been the victim of his own versatility and ended up losing his place because he has rarely been seen in his favourite position at the heart of the defence.

Tomkins has now played in the last three Hammers games and is hoping he can continue in the first team for the foreseeable future, despite James Collins' return from injury, starting at the Liberty Stadium against Swansea on Sunday.

"It can be frustrating at times when you're sitting on the bench, but I'm growing in confidence with this run of games that I'm getting," he told the club's official website.

"I love playing for West Ham and hopefully I can help us bounce back at Swansea (City)."

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