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'Good chance to go on a run' - Thomas

10 January 2014

City midfielder Conor Thomas hopes it is third time lucky against Crawley Town on Sunday...

Coventry City midfielder Conor Thomas is determined to get revenge on the opening day defeat against Crawley Town on Sunday.

City traveled to the Broadfield Stadium on the first day of the season, having been handed a ten-point deduction the day before, where they suffered a 3-2 defeat.

Steven Pressley's side fought back from 2-0 down thanks to goals from Callum Wilson and Franck Moussa but were left heartbroken when Mike Jones netted a late goal. 

Thomas has played against the Red Devils twice, and lost both times so the City midfielder wants to record a win over John Gregory's side.

The Coventry-born midfielder said: "We went there on the opening day which was a strange situation for us. We struggled in the first half and I think some of us got caught up in it all.

"We did really well in the second half but conceded late on which was difficult to take. I've played against them twice so I really want to get the win now.

"They were two tough games and we'll be looking to get three points against them. We had a good Christmas period so I think it is important we get on a bit of a run now."

Thomas missed the FA Cup victory at Barnsley due to the severe concussion he sustained during the 3-1 win against Rotherham on New Year's Day.

Billy Daniels came into the side to replace Thomas, who believes the small squad is strong despite it's depth.

He added: "I think what we have proved plenty of times this season is that when someone is injured, the other players can step up.

"Even when players have to come into positions they're not accustomed to, we have always found a way to keep winning games.

"We have a few injuries at the moment but like Franck Moussa proved last week, we can always find a way."


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