West Ham United’s James Tomkins takes positives from Everton defeat for Newcastle United clash

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James Tomkins is confident of West Ham United bouncing back from the defeat to Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.

West Ham United defender James Tomkins believes that he and his teammates have what it takes to win against Newcastle United next weekend.

The Hammers will head into the Premier League clash at the Boleyn Ground on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.

The performance of Sam Allardyce’s side against the Toffees on Saturday was not exactly bad, and Tomkins has underlined the positives that West Ham can take from the encounter,

“There were positives to take as we go into Newcastle next week," he is quoted as saying by West Ham's official website.

"We had a lot of crosses and we're still looking good for the next game. If we can get a couple of the players fit who are out too we'll be in good shape.”

West Ham have been in great form this season despite the hiccup at Everton, and one would expect them to step up their game against Newcastle.

However, it will not be easy to win against Alan Pardew’s side, who are on a winning run and got the better of Queens Park Rangers 1-0 at St. James’ Park on Saturday to move up to fifth in the Premier League table, a point clear of West Ham, who are sixth.

Next weekend’s game at the Boleyn Ground promises to be a fiercely competitive game which will be too close to call.

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