Derby boss Hutchings sorry to lose West Ham's Tomkins

James Tomkins has returned to West Ham after his loan at Derby came to an end.

"It's disappointing to lose James as he has done well for us since he's been here, but it goes without saying we fully respect West Ham's decision to recall him and thank Gianfranco Zola for allowing him to come to Derby in the first place," Rams' caretaker manager Chris Hutchings told the club's official website.

"He is a terrific lad and we all wish him well for the future and thank him for his contribution."