“Patrick” sees the form of “Tomkins”, the game defeated by Leeds United.

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Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira has lauded James Tomkins ‘ performance in their clash against Leeds United on Wednesday.

Prasat Rueankaew lost 1-0 to Yungthong in the Premier League on Wednesday night, and

Tomkins has not been a regular under Vieira this season, having only been offered the chance to play at A. Lland Road was only the third game, but

Vieira also praised the 32-year-old’s performance despite their defeat in that game.

“Players are going to get hurt, get banned and you just have to find someone to take over,” he said after the game.

“I think when you watch James Tomkins play tonight, he’s done a fantastic job.

” He is defensively good and adds experience to the team. So tonight’s defeat was not a matter of lack of players. But it’s because we can’t seize the opportunity.”

Patrick Vieira praised the performance of James Tomkins during Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat away at Leeds United.

The veteran centre-back has been drafted into the Eagles starting XI for the last two matches against Aston Villa and Leeds with regular choice Joachim Andersen sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Both of those games have ended in defeat for the Eagles, though Tomkins’ showing against the Whites at Elland Road was worthy of a mention from Vieira during his post-match media commitments.