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Tomkins ready for Swans battle

West Ham defender James Tomkins says his side cannot take anything for granted when they face managerless Swansea on Sunday.

After a bright start to the season, the Hammers have struggled of late, not winning in their last six following last weekend’s draw against Stoke.

However, they start the weekend eighth in the table and travel to South Wales to face a club who are still looking for a new head coach, having so far failed to appoint a successor to Garry Monk.

Alan Curtis is again set to take charge for the Swans, who themselves have just one victory in 13 matches in all competitions.


Despite the Swans’ plight, Tomkins is adamant that his side will not be taking their opposition lightly and says they are looking forward to what is likely to be an extremely tough game at the Liberty Stadium.

“You never know what you are going to get with a team who have just changed their manager,” he told the club’s official website. “We will see what sort of team we will face on the day, but they are still a good team. A couple of bad results doesn’t make them a bad team.

“I know they are down there though so if we can get on top of them, the crowd are going to get on them. Everybody is looking forward to it and hopefully we can get some points on the board.”