CONOR Thomas made his long-awaited return to action this week after appearing for the club’s under-21s at Ipswich Town just over four weeks after suffering concussion during the pre-season draw at Nuneaton Town.
The 21-year-old has been ruled out of action ever since a nasty collision during the match which forced the midfielder to miss the opening three matches of the new season.
Thomas has revealed the clash of heads at Liberty Way left him without any memory of the incident.
But now having played for the under-21s during a 3-0 defeat at Ipswich on Monday, Thomas is ready to fight for a place in Tony Mowbray’s midfield.
“I’m so so happy to be back,” said Thomas. “Since the concussion I haven’t done anything, it’s taken longer than I’d thought.
“I was desperate to play on Monday and be in and amongst it once more, the injury came at a really really bad time in pre-season.
“I’ve never missed pre-season so I’m playing catch-up. It’s been really frustrating, my legs have been fine but I’m eager to get in around the team again, it was a great result at the weekend and there’s such a positive feel around it.
“I would say the injury was scary but I can’t remember! I was told I was in training, I was told we had pre-season and I just can’t remember any of it.
“The last thing I remember was just waking up on the bed! So in that sense it was weird and slightly scary but it’s been frustrating, I want to impress but I’ve been seeing doctors and having to get it right.
“But now I’m just itching to get back and today is the start of my road to recovery.”