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"Being from Coventry, it matters a huge deal to me. I can't wait to return to my city." - Coventry City's Conor Thomas

29 August 2014

The City midfielder has also said he is ready to step in to the side when City play Swindon Town this weekend...

Coventry City midfielder Conor Thomas has revealed he can't wait to return to playing in 'my city' ahead of the club's return to the Ricoh Arena.

The Coventry-born midfielder is in contention to start against Swindon Town having impressed manager Steven Pressley during training this week.

Thomas started the opening game of the season against Bradford City but due to the form of the midfield trio of John Fleck, Jim O'Brien and Danny Swanson, Thomas has had to be patient on the bench.

Speaking ahead of the County Ground tomorrow, Thomas says he is happy to sit on the bench and wait for his chance to impress.

The 20-year old said: "I've had to be patient because the manager has changed the system this season and the form of the players ahead of me has been good.

"Jim, Danny and John Fleck have done well for the side this season and you just have to be patient in football. I've got to keep working hard.

"It is a long season and all the squad have a part to play so I've got to make sure I'm ready to come in at any point. 

"When I get my chance, I just need to take it. If it comes tomorrow, I'll be ready but if not, I'll keep going in training and prove that I'm good enough for the first team."

The Sky Blues return to the Ricoh Arena next Friday against Gillingham as tickets went on sale at the CCFC Superstore today.

Thomas said he had seen the pictures of the queues for tickets at the Superstore and he can't wait to return to Coventry.

He added: "Obviously, being from Coventry, it matters a huge deal to me. That is all I know growing up, going to Highfield Road or the Ricoh Arena.

"It is going to be incredible. I remember the game against Crewe Alexandra in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and you just get a huge feeling for the game.

"It is going to be special and to come back to my city means a great deal. We've got to make sure we show the fans what we can do against Gillingham.

"It would be great to get a sell-out for the game but we also need to put on a good show to make sure as many fans as possible come to support us throughout the season."

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