West Ham United star James Tomkins wishes all the best to former team-mate Jack Collison after his recent transfer

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The central defender is happy to see the midfielder get a deal at Peterborough this week.

This week a former West Ham United player finally got himself a new club.

Jack Collison joined West Ham United in 2005 as a 17-year-old and went on to play 113 games for the club, but it could have been much more.

Since dislocating his kneecap in March 2008 he has suffered with serious knee problems and never truly found his way back into regular first-team football.

He spent time at Ipswich Town, but never got fit and many have doubted the Welsh international's ability to get back in the game.

Now he has returned to boyhood club Peterborough United. He signed a one-year deal to join the League One club and hopefully build his way back to Premier League football.

One of his former team-mates has now got in touch through Twitter to wish him all the best in his new challenge.

West Ham defender James Tomkins posted this message on his Twitter account yesterday.

Tomkins and Collison both came through the ranks at West Ham around the same time but injury has certainly divided their progress into opposite ends of the spectrum.

Collison will hope this latest move will be the catalyst to get his career back on track.

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