Hammers waiting on Tomkins
West Ham United,
James Tomkins is West Ham's latest injury worry ahead of the visit of Middlesbrough.
The England Under-21 international had to come off during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Leeds due to a calf problem and is set to miss out. Tomkins, usually a centre-half, has been playing in midfield as Papa Bouba Diop remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. Winger Ricardo Vaz Te will be out for at least another week with his hamstring problem while Winston Reid (head), Julien Faubert (groin) and Guy Demel (thigh) are still carrying knocks. Ravel Morrison, who made his first Hammers appearance as a late substitute at Elland Road, could therefore be in line for a full debut while Gary O'Neil is also on standby.