Former Liverpool reserve Thomas signs for ATK

Thomas is a 23-year-old midfielder, who started his career at Coventry City, will become the third foreign signing for the two time ISL champion.

Conor Thomas featured over 30 times for Swindown in the 2016/17 season.   -  Getty Images

ATK has announced the signing of Englishman Conor Thomas from Swindon Town, the Indian Super League (ISL) announced on Wednesday. Thomas is a 23-year-old midfielder, who started his career at Coventry City, will become the third foreign signing for the two time ISL champion.

Thomas has been a part of the Premier League club Liverpool on loan during the year 2011.

The midfielder has featured over 30 times for Swindown in 2016/17 and showed his ability to perform in a number of different roles when called upon. He scored a last minute winner against Millwall in March 2016 and was handed the captain's armband on the final day of last season.

Mr. Sanjiv Goenka, principal owner of ATK was looking forward to seeing the midfielder run out for his side. "A strong midfielder will add support to the team. We at ATK welcome Thomas to don the ATK colors. We wish him all the success and I hope we will get to see fine quality football,” said Goenka.

The lure of working under former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur great Teddy Sheringham and former Bengaluru FC boss Ashley Westwood proved to be a factor for Thomas to sign for ATK.

"Being a part of ATK will be a great experience for me. I am looking forward to a great experience under the able guidance of coach Teddy Sheringham and Technical Director Ashley Westwood,” said Thomas.

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