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Thomas back in 'four to six' weeks

30 October 2012

Conor Thomas and Callum Wilson update us at the Poppy Appeal Launch...

Coventry City midfielder Conor Thomas is hoping to be back in 'four to six weeks' after appearing the Poppy Appeal Launch in Coventry.

The City midfielder and striker Callum Wilson both appeared at the event which marked the start of the Poppy Appeal with the Warwickshire Royal British Legion.

The 19-year old supported the event in Broadgate, Coventry City centre by meeting war veterans and Sky Blues supporters who were also at the launch.

Speaking to Sky Blues Player at the event, Thomas hopes he will be pulling on a City shirt sooner rather than later.

The Academy graduate said: "The recovery is going alright. I had an injection a couple of weeks ago so it has meant I have had to rest a lot and do a lot of light things.

"Hopefully, if the injection works, it will be four or maybe six weeks until I'm back playing. It is on the mend so I am definitely heading in the right direction with it.

"It is hard being injured at any time but at the moment with the new manager, you want to get out there and impress him.

"So, that's why I am concentrating on getting myself fit again and hopefully I can give the gaffer another option soon.

"The lads have begun to turn things around and under the guidance of Mark Robins, I think we will do just that."

Striker Callum Wilson was also at the event showing his support for the Poppy Appeal.

He is currently struggling with injury as well but hopes to play a part in Coventry's season when he is fully recovered.

Wilson commented: "I really enjoy getting out in the community and doing this sort of thing for the club as it can get me out of the injured mind-set.

"I am just concentrating on getting myself fit now and hopefully I will be back at the beginning of December. 

"I want to be in contention and get a couple of games in. I do consider myself first team even though I probably still cast as a young professional.

"I believe in my ability so hopefully I can start playing games under the new manager. I've seen the way the new manager Mark Robins takes the striker sessions and I just want to be involved.

"It looks like the strikers are already benefiting from it and I want to be there as well."

Watch the video of the City players at the Poppy Appeal launch below...

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