Swindon Town can confirm that midfielder Conor Thomas has today departed the club in order to embark on a new challenge.
The 23-year-old has had his contract terminated by mutual consent and will join Atletico de Kolkata, managed by former England international Teddy Sheringham, in October.
Thomas joined Town on a free transfer from Coventry City in July 2016 and went on to make 40 appearances for the club last season, while he was given the Captain’s armband for the trip to Charlton Athletic on the final day.
Despite impressing in pre-season, Thomas has found opportunities hard to come by so far this term and will head to India with Dave Flitcroft’s blessing.
“He goes over to India with massive respect, a good CV and he’s got an opportunity out there to really develop his career and develop his standing in the worldwide game,” the Gaffer told swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively.
“Conor has got this opportunity and once you get on that circuit it is a massive world out there.
“Conor has been the ultimate professional for me and since day one he’s been the one that has covered the distance and he’s a player who I admire.
“He probably hasn’t got the game time he wants at the moment so he’s looked for another opportunity and he’s got one.”
We would like to wish Conor Thomas the very best of luck for the future and he thank him for his efforts during his time with us.