Swindon Town have announced the signing of 22-year-old free-agent Conor Thomas on a three-year-deal.
The Coventry-born midfielder made 100 league appearances for his hometown club, before being released at the end of last season.
In January 2011, he joined Premier League giants Liverpool on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a £1 million permanent move, just days after making his professional debut against Birmingham City in the FA Cup.
Thomas played several games for the reserve side before he sustained a hamstring injury which brought his stay on Merseyside to an end.
Further injuries and loss of form meant he had become a bit part player at the Ricoh Arena in the last couple of seasons, only playing four times in his final season.
He had initially joined on a trial basis last week, along with Roland Huth, Christian Nanetti and Millwall’s Jack Powell, but he managed to convince head coach Luke Williams and chairman Lee Power to make it permanent.
That will bring the West Country side’s summer signings up to three as England C international John Goddard, joined from Woking back in May, and ‘keeper Lawrence Vigouroux, made his loan from Liverpool permanent last week.
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