City Sign French Midfielder

Bradford City Sign Romain Vincelot

Bradford City have confirmed the signing for midfielder Romain Vincelot on a two year contract from Coventry City. Vincelot joins McCall’s squad with a reputation as being one of the most fiercely competitive and committed midfielders in Sky Bet League One.

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He can play in a number of positions as well as midfield including right-back, centre-half and Coventry also deployed him in an attacking midfield role last season.  Strong in the tackle, keen to challenge for the ball in the air and with the ability to pass with both feet, Vincelot could easily be described as an ‘all-action’ midfielder.

Born in Poitiers, Vincelot began his professional career in his native France with Chamois Niortais and then Gueugnon, before moving to England to join up with Dagenham & Redbridge at the start of 2010.

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He helped Dagenham to promotion via the League Two Play-Offs in his first season, playing in their 3-2 final victory over Rotherham United at Wembley.  By the end of his first full season with Dagenham, he was the Daggers’ top scorer with twelve goals.

His impressive form with Dagenham & Redbridge led to a move to Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer of 2011.  Vincelot spent a season and a half with the Seagulls, enjoying a loan spell with Gillingham, before moving to Orient in 2013.

He helped Orient to the League One Play-Off Final in his first full season at Brisbane Road, making 85 appearances.  Before moving to Coventry City last season were he made forty six appearances, scoring four goals only missing one league game.

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Speaking about signing for Bradford City Romain Vincelot said, “I was very flattered when I first heard of the interest from Bradford as I know that this is a club with a lot of passion from the fans.

I was excited by the prospect of joining the project here at Bradford.  I knew of Bradford before I came to England due to their time in the Premier League. I came to England and played against Bradford, I always found it a club with big passion and big crowds.

It was always a good game playing at Bradford because you knew there would be a big atmosphere. The passion of the club and the passion of the fans really suits me and my game.  I like to push myself to the limit in matches and I am sure the energy from the crowd will allow me to push that little bit more.”

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