I'm a Changed Man - Thornton

Coventry City midfielder Kevin Thornton has said that he is a changed man.

Back from loan at Brighton & Hove Albion, Thornton admitted that whilst he enjoyed his time at the Withdean,he is determined to get his head down and crack on with getting a place in the City side.

"That's all changed", said Thornton to the CT's Andy Turner, refering to his previous lifestyle.

"I have been away from Coventry for three months and I have not missed the place at all other than being with my team-mates, training and games at the Ricoh.

"I just want to get my head down and be a new lad now and eat right and look after myself. I have been living on my own for the last five or six years. I am not the best of cooks but I try and sometimes it is nice to eat out once or twice a week.

"You can train and run and play as many reserve matches as you like but it is nowhere near the pace of first team football - that's what counts.

"I got a nice reception from the fans on Saturday and I just want more of that if you know what I mean.

"I want to get back into the gaffer's plans and if and when he does give me a chance I will grab it with both hands and hopefully stay in the team and do well for myself, the gaffer and the fans.

"The manager said it was good to see me back. He hasn't said to me that I am not part of his plans so it is up to me now. I have got to go into training every day with the right attitude and make sure I take my chances when I get them."