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Thornton Offered Chance To Resume League Career

Nuneaton Town midfielder Kevin Thornton looks set to make a return to the Football League with Northampton Town.

The 23 year old began his career as an Apprentice at Coventry City and went on to make over 50 appearances for the Sky Blues.

While at the Sky Blues he also spent a period on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion, where he featured on 12 occasions.

He left the Ricoh Arena last summer by mutual consent and trialled at Port Vale. However, Valiants Boss Micky Adams deemed him to be too unfit and he failed to earn a contract at Vale Park.

In November 2009, he joined Coventry Sphinx who currently operate in the Midland Football Alliance before moving further up the non league ladder to join Nuneaton Town on a non-contract basis.

Thornton was then offered the chance to trial with Northampton, with whom he has spent the past three weeks.

Nuneaton boss Kevin Wilkin says the League Two Club have now made an offer for his services.

Speaking to Nuneaton News, he said: “Kevin has had three good weeks with Northampton. They’ve put an offer to him but I don’t know if it’s where he wants to go, we’ll have to wait and see.”

“We’ll see how it develops, he’s still our player. He wants to get back towards the level he was at and you have to understand that.”

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