West Ham United youngsters Jack Collison and James Tomkins have told WHUTV they are desperate to continue where they left off in 2009/10.

In the second part of their exclusive interview, the Academy graduates speak about their delight at working under manager Gianfranco Zola and their high hopes for the new season.

Wales midfielder Collison and England Under-21 defender James Tomkins, both 20, became first-team regulars during 2008/09 and are eager to cement their places in Zola's side again this term.

"Everything the manager has said since he has been here, he has lived up to and more," said Collison. "We have been playing some really nice stuff but we want to carry that on and improve individually and as a team in the new season."

"I really enjoyed my run in the team. It's been brilliant," added Tomkins. "I've got to push on and keep improving and see where it goes from there."

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