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Tomkins to miss 'Boro test


Filed: Monday, 19th March 2012
By: Staff Writer


James Tomkins will miss tomorrow night's visit of Middlesbrough - but should be back for Saturday's trip to Burnley.

That's according to the latest missive via Twitter from co-chairman David Gold who was questioned about the central defender by Hammers fans. "James Tomkins' injury isn't as bad as first thought," tweeted Gold, adding: "[He] should be back for Saturday".

Tomkins failed to appear for the second half of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday after sustaining an injury as the first half drew to a close.

The 22-year-old central defender, who was once again playing in the holding role just ahead of the back four fell awkwardly after attempting to win the ball on the edge of West Ham's penalty area.

Up until that point, the former England under 21 - who celebrates his 23rd birthday in ten days time - had been an effective force in nullifying the Leeds threat, going some way to justifying his inclusion in the Championship managers' top ten players of the season which was announced last week.

Fortunately for Sam Allaryce - who is also without the injured Winston Reid (the New Zealander likely to miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury) - having signed Danny Collins from Stoke on an emergency loan last week, he has cover for the central defensive position.

Collins will be keen to repeat his exploits of Saturday when he marked his full debut for West Ham with the last-gasp equaliser that earned United what could yet prove to be a vital point in the race for promotion.

West Ham's remaining fixtures

Middlesbrough (h); Burnley (a); Peterborough (a); Reading (h); Barnsley (a); Birmingham (h); Brighton (h); Bristol City (a); Leicester (a); Hull (h).





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by Brisbane Hammer
08:36AM 20th Mar 2012
''My fellow Hammers fans in Australia - just seen that the West Ham vs Middlesborough game is being shown live on Fox Sports, Blackburn vs Sunderland under viewer's choice.''

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