Tonks wants Burnley win

West Ham United defender James Tomkins is determined to make sure West Ham win their fight for promotion. 

The 22-year old West Ham Academy graduate spoke exclusively to WHUTV about the Hammers' 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough and the need for three points from Saturday afternoon's game with Burnley. Tomkins was unlucky not to score on Tuesday night, when he had a great header wonderfully saved by Jason Steele in the Boro goal.

"It was a great delivery from Nobes [Mark Noble] and I've got my head to it and felt I could do no more but the keeper has pulled off a world-class save," Tomkins told West Ham TV. It was frustrating as it could've put the game to bed; if it had gone in we would've gone on to win the game I think."

Looking ahead to the weekend's encounter with Burnley at Turf Moor, the former Under-21 England international is keen to make sure the Hammers continue their impressive away form and extend their nine-match unbeaten run with a win.

"We are looking to get three points in the bag for sure. They have a good young team but we go there full of confidence as our away form has been very good. I'm sure that come the end of the season we will be right up there and we will achieve our goal of promotion."

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