West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce insists James Tomkins' chance will come.

Hammer of the Year runner-up James Tomkins is still pushing for his first Premier League start in defence.

Allardyce told whuc.com: "We have terrific strength in depth in defence and it can leave Tonks frustrated, but he will get an opportunity when the time is right.

"James [Collins] is away with Wales and Tonks will continue to work hard in his absence. You saw how good a player he is when he came on against Fulham against good forwards like Dimitar Berbatov."