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'Positive meeting with Pressley'

24 May 2013

Coventry City's Conor Thomas wants to make an impact next season...

Coventry City midfielder Conor Thomas hopes he can 'play as many games as possible' in the 2013/14 League One season.

Having struggled to rid himself of a persistent knee injury during the 2012/13 season, making just 13 appearances, the 19-year old is eager to make an impact next season.

The Academy graduate started the last game of the season against Notts County and he hopes he can fend off competition for a midfield spot in Steven Pressley's starting XI.

Thomas said: "There will always be competition for places here and I am sure the manager will look to bring a few players into the club over the summer.

"You can't complain if the team is doing well but I want to be playing as many games as possible. I had a good meeting with the manager.

"He just went through what he expects from his side next season, his pre-season plans and his plans for myself of course."

Thomas had a number of impressive performances last season, most notably his cameo appearance against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup.

Having broken into the first team set-up during the 2011/12 season in the Championship, Thomas wants to use pre-season to be part of one of the fittest teams in the league.

He added: "He wanted to make sure everyone is on the same page and buys into what he is doing. He has a plan for the club which is good and hopefully we will be able to fulfil it.

"It will be tough in pre-season as he wants to have one of the fittest teams in the league. I think after the first few weeks where you can be sick due to the hard work, everyone will be fine to hit the ground running.”

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