A knee injury has kept Tomkins on the sidelines for nine months, but he insists that he will not be the team’s weak link after such a long lay-off.
“I’m glad it’s finally come to the time to get my boots on and get out there,” he told BBC Radio Manchester.
“I’ve been training now with the boys for three or fours weeks. The last week has been full training and once you’re in that and feel good it’s tough to not put your hand up and play.
“The first few months were very tough – obviously when I signed back last year I didn’t think I’d be sitting on the sidelines.
“It ended up doing a bit of helping out with Lewis Tierney at full-back and that gave me a bit of a focus, but the last month has flown by once I started training.
“It’s not the case of as soon as you’re fit you’re in your best form, that might take a while, but I can certainly add something to the team, I’m not going to be a weak link.”