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"When I heard of Coventry City's interest, I didn't want to go anywhere else. I've got to repay the faith." Romain Vincelot

8 July 2015

The Sky Blues newest signing spoke about his excitement for the future with City here...

Coventry City midfielder Romain Vincelot has expressed his desire to "repay the faith" in the club after he signed for the Sky Blues for an undisclosed fee.

The 28-year old completed his move to the Sky Blues from Leyton Orient and becomes City's third signing of the summer.

The Frenchman admitted that once he heard of City's interest, he wasn't going to move anywhere else and now that the move is complete, he is passionate about proving he is worth the outlay.

"It's great to be here," Vincelot said. 

"I can't wait to start my first session and to get going!

"Two days ago, I was speaking with the manager of Leyton Orient and he was really good to me. He listened to me and the fact I felt I needed something new. Obviously, he didn't want to let me go unless there was a little fee, so Tony Mowbray said he was really keen.

"When I heard that, I instantly said 'I'm definitely going to Coventry City, I don't want to speak to anyone else.'

"There is a big fan base here with big history, I know about the club winning the FA Cup in the 80's, there is a great potential here.

"I'm really happy that I'm the first player for a while to arrive here for a fee, so now I've got to repay the faith. I'm delighted, it hasn't happened for a while so I hope I will be worth it!"

Sky Blues fans will recognise Vincelot, who in the 2013/14 season, played three times against City on the way to making 48 appearances as Orient reached the play-off final.

Last season was one of disappointment for the French midfielder, who suffered relegation but missed the run-in due to a knee injury.

Now, Vincelot is keen to get back playing again and also revealed that he is fully fit and has had no setbacks from his end of season injury.

He added: "I was completely recovered from my knee injury even at the end of May, I was ready to train. When I came back ten days ago I resumed training as normal.

"I'm looking forward to getting started and to Saturday, the first pre-season game is the first sign of a new chapter so I really can't wait.

"We went so close to promotion at Orient. You need a strong unit of good footballers, but you also need good people to get there too. I've been to a few clubs, everywhere you go there are good footballers, but you need good people as well. 

"I've been around here and while I haven't met everyone, the staff have been welcoming, there's a good atmosphere. I'm excited for the future."


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