James Tomkins comments on the impressive statistic about his season

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West Ham defender James Tomkins has enjoyed an impressive season.

West Ham United defender James Tomkins has told the club's official website that he's happy to have not made a mistake leading to a goal this season.

Tomkins, 26, joined West Ham at the age of seven, and has made way up through the famous West Ham youth academy, following in the footsteps of Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Frank Lampard and Jermain Defoe.

Whilst a valuable squad member in recent years, Tomkins has kicked on and developed this season, giving a number of outstanding performances.

In fact, Tomkins has arguably overshadowed his more illustrious centre back partner Winston Reid this season, and should really be in contention for an England place, but remains uncapped.

However, for Tomkins, the season is ending on a low. A dislocated shoulder injury suffered in training recently means he could miss the rest of the season, and whilst he is aiming to be back before West Ham's final day clash at Newcastle United, it may be foolish to risk him.

Regardless, it's been a superb campaign for Tomkins, and in an interview on the West Ham official website, he was told that he hasn't made a single mistake leading to an opposition goal this season - a stat which Tomkins certainly enjoyed hearing about.

"That makes me feel a bit better, actually!” he said. "It’s depressing knowing that you are out, so those sort of stats are always nice to hear. I felt my season was going well before I got injured."

"I’m gutted for myself that I couldn’t progress because who knows where I could have got by the end of the season. That’s depressing, but those stats will keep me in good stead for next year."

"When I have played, I felt I have been very consistent and that’s the main thing I wanted to get in my game this year. I felt that I did that and I was getting better and better," Tomkins added.

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