Tomkins wants fast start in Andorra

James Tomkins wants West Ham United to make a faster start when they take on FC Lusitans in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League first qualifying round tie on Thursday.

The Hammers defeated their Andorran opponents 3-0 at the Boleyn Ground, but had to wait until the 40th minute for Diafra Sakho to open the scoring.

Tomkins, who skippered the hosts, was happy with the result but wants to dampen Lusitans' enthusiasm early on this time around.

"It's always important to get on the scoresheet early on against teams like this, as that makes them quiet straight away," he explained.

"We could have got the goal earlier than we did. It felt like a long time coming, but when it came we got another one quickly and that killed them off.

"We could have got more out of it, but we took the positives. It was the first game back we're still trying to pick up our fitness. A win's a win and 3-0 was quite convincing in the end."