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Tomkins Looking Forward To Derby Loan

Paul Jewell managed to bring in the defender that he had been looking for, and the signing of James Tomkins on loan from West Ham could prove a shrewd bit of business for a youngster who is looking to impress.

'I have got to challenge for my place at West Ham United, but if I can get a few games under my belt in a good league, then it can only be good for me.

'Derby have a good stadium and fans. Obviously it will be good experience, I am looking forward to it - having some games, I know I have to impress before I play [at West Ham], I won't just walk into the side.

'My total aim is to play for West Ham, but if I have to go out on loan somewhere else to get some more experience, especially in what is a very tough league, then it can only be good for me for the future.

'I can then come back to West Ham and stake my claim for a place here. Going on loan is an important part of a young player's development. I am only 19 and still learning the trade so this can only do me good.'

Tomkins was talking to the official West Ham website.

The 19-year-old made his West Ham breakthrough towards the end of last season, but a knee injury has prevented him from featuring this season. Tomkins does look a really good prospect through, so this loan move should be mutually beneficial for everyone.

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Date:Friday November 28 2008

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