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TOP FIVE: We feature a selection of Coventry City FC players who covered the most distance across the 2015/16 season

10 June 2016

The Sky Blues Sports Science team have revealed the top five athletes over the course of the 2015/16 season...

1. Romain Vincelot

Age: 30
Appearances: 46
Distance covered: 1,031 kilometres 

The French midfielder played in almost all of Coventry City’s fixtures during the 2015/16 season, in a variety of positions. Manager Tony Mowbray has often referred to Vincelot as one of his most versatile and hard working players, having been deployed across the back four and in both defensive and attacking midfield over the course of the season.

Vincelot scored four goals during the League One campaign and covered the most distance of any member of the Coventry City squad, running over 1,000 kilometres. 

2. Dion Kelly-Evans 

Age: 19
Appearances: 1
Distance covered: 1,025 kilometres 

Kelly-Evans has captained the Sky Blues Under-21s throughout the 2015/16 season, as well as gaining a debut first team appearance on the final day of the season.

The fullback is characterised by his energy and after impressing throughout the U21s season, was handed his senior debut against Oldham in May 2016. The defender has a great willingness to cover distance up and down the wing and has just been rewarded for his work ethic with a new one-year contract.

3. John Fleck

Age: 24
Appearances: 43
Distance covered: 1,016 kilometres 

The Scottish midfielder is third in the rankings for distance covered over the course of the 2015/16 campaign. Partnering Vincelot in midfield for the majority of the season, Fleck was one of the Sky Blues most consistent performers and also finished in the season’s top 15 most rated League One players. 

Fleck scored four goals, including a sublime strike against Millwall from 35-yards - which earned the 24-year old a ‘Goal of the Season’ nomination.

4. Sam Ricketts

Age: 34
Appearances: 46
Distance covered: 964 kilometres 

The Sky Blues captain was another mainstay in Mowbray’s team over the course of the season and again, a player to cover around the 1,000km mark. 

The ex-Welsh International scored one goal against Southend back in August 2015 and has recently been offered the opportunity to stay with the Sky Blues for the 2016/17 season. 

5. Aaron Phillips

Age: 22
Appearances: 26
Distance covered: 931 kilometres 

The defender split his playing time between the U21s and the first team during the 2015/16 season, but still managed to wrack up an impressive tally of 931 kilometres. 

Phillips was utilised by Tony Mowbray in the final stages of the season, with notable performances in the 2-1 win over Millwall and 1-0 win over Bradford.  

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