CONOR Thomas has admitted the time was right to move away from the Sky Blues after signing for fellow League One side Swindon Town on a three-year deal.
The Coventry-born midfielder had spent 16 years at his hometown club and after making his way through the Academy, he went to make 110 first team appearances, which is an impressive tally for a 22-year-old.
Thomas fell down the pecking order at the Ricoh Arena under Tony Mowbray and last season he was hampered by a series of injuries which limited the midfielder to just three substitute appearances in the league.
The former Coundon Court pupil was released last month and after going out on trial with Swindon, Thomas has spoken of his delight after putting pen-to-paper on a long term deal at the County Ground.
“I’ve been through all the age groups (at Coventry),” said Thomas. “I started at the age of seven – obviously, I’m from Coventry.
“I’m 22 now so been there all them years. It’s time to move on now. I’m just looking forward to what’s ahead.
“I’ve played quite a few games for Coventry and I’m still quite young so hopefully that will stand me in good stead. I’ve got quite a bit of experience for my age.”
“I’ve been training here for three days now and since I’ve been here they (players and management) have been great. The manager has been a breath of fresh air, I’m really looking forward to working with him and just getting started now.
“Everyone seems quite close, quite a tight-knit group. All the lads have been really good with me.”