Coventry Sign Vincelot


Leyton Orient have sold Romain Vincelot to Coventry City for an undisclosed fee. The 29-year-old joins the Sky Blues on a two-year deal.

Ian Hendon spoke of his reluctance to allow the Frenchman to leave the club, however the player had made his desire to play at a higher level clear. The Orient boss told the club’s official website:

[blocktext align=”center”]Romain made it clear to me that he didn’t want to play at the club and in League Two. “On that basis I have reluctantly agreed to let him go to Coventry for an undisclosed fee. “I didn’t want to lose him, but I want players here that wholeheartedly want to play for the club and help us get back to League One as soon as possible.” [/blocktext]




Vincelot joined the O’s in February 2013 following his release from Brighton. In his first three months with the club he made 15 appearances and his first Orient goal came in a 4-1 win over Carlisle. He then signed a new three-year contract at the end of the 2012/13 having

In his first full season in E10, Romain established himself as a first team regular and a popular figure with the Orient fans due to his tireless, all-action performances. He played 48 games as the O’s narrowly missed out on promotion to the Championship.

Last term the Frenchman played 33 games before his season was ended in March due to a medial knee ligament injury. He also found the net four time last season and often his goals came at just the right time. In August he scored the only goal of the game in a League Cup tie against Premier League Aston Villa, securing a memorable victory at Villa Park. He then snatched a point for the O’s at Bramall Lane in October by scoring an equaliser deep into stoppage time.

In almost two-and-a-half seasons at Leyton Orient Vincelot made a total of 96 appearances and scored five goals.


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