The Sky Blues midfielder promises to keep working hard in order to regain first-team berth and reflects on the Under-21's defeat on Monday...
Coventry City midfielder Conor Thomas shrugged off praise after the 2-1 defeat to Crewe Alexandra Under-21s, and has stated he will continue to work hard.
The 21-year old midfielder turned in an impressive performance against the Alex as the Sky Blues conceded two late goals in a 2-1 defeat on Monday.
Thomas, who has made 15 appearances for the Sky Blues this season, was disappointed to lose the game and said City should adapt better to the Nuneaton Town pitch.
The Coventry-born midfielder: "It was a disappointing result for us as I thought we played really well and it is never nice to lose.
"On a positive note, I've got some more minutes under my belt and everyone who played against Crewe Alexandra will benefit as a result.
"That's why we play these games, to make sure we're ready. The pitch here does make it difficult though, it isn't much better than the Ricoh!
"It is what it is and for the way we try and play, we find it difficult but we've got to learn to adapt to the situation."
Thomas' last first-team was off the bench in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in the 2-0 win over Plymouth Arygle.
The midfielder wants to keep his down and continue to work hard, and has also praised Academy products James Maddison, George Thomas and Jack Finch.
He added: "I just want to work hard and keep my head down. If I do that, then I'll see what happens.
"It has been difficult as everyone wants to play in the first-team and I've just got to keep working hard.
"It's great for the Academy at the moment as you've got the likes of James Maddison and Jack Finch who've made an impact in the first-team this season.
"George Thomas also played well on Monday and he works so well with James (Maddison). They're two up and coming strikers from the Academy and it is great to see them doing well."