The versatile Romain Vincelot looks to finish the campaign strongly, as the Sky Blues go in search of their third consecutive win...
Midfielder-come-defender, Romain Vincelot has been a mainstay in Mowbray’s side this season making 43 appearances and chipping in with three goals.
The 30-year old has been used in a variety of positions, having been deployed lately in an attacking role, defensive midfield and most recently as part of a centre-back trio.
Vincelot’s versatility has been indispensable to the Sky Blues boss, who credited the frenchman in his pre-match press conference for his ability to adapt to any given role.
After two wins on the bounce and a clean sheet against high-flying Bradford City on Tuesday evening, Vincelot and the Sky Blues squad are now within six points of a play-off spot.
Vincelot said: “There aren't necessarily any prizes now, but you want to win and perform well. Two wins on the bounce, it's what we wanted.
“We're playing to wins games, if something happens for us it would be good. If we get reward, we'll take it. Mathematically it is still possible, maximum would be 72 points for us, that’s usually enough. It would take a lot of teams to fall down. It's possible though.”
Having rotated in nearly every area of the pitch over the course of the season, Vincelot has made the flexibility of his game a real asset to Tony Mowbray.
He discusses the mental attitude required to adapt to different positions on the pitch: “I'm a bit more experienced now, it's a mental shift. You have to be prepared to do the right thing, in advanced positions you have a bit more freedom.
“[Defensively] it’s more mental, it's still football but with a bit more risk. I like when you have to dig to get a result. That is where my quality comes out.
“There have been a few games where we have been very unlucky, it's fine margins as the Gaffer said. As we keep working and every player as an individual improves, we take new things on board.
Talking about the upcoming Doncaster game, Vincelot added: “They are believing in their chance to stay up, but we will be ready for that. In theory, there will be space in behind. They will have to attack us, an open game. We will have to be good to exploit the space though.”