Bradford City

Bradford skipper signs a new deal with the club

Romain Vincelot has signed a new two-year deal with the Bantams. The Frenchman was part of the Bradford side which narrowly missed out on promotion last season.

Vincelot played an integral role in Bradford’s successful campaign last year. He played 45 league games and the three play-off games last season.

Vincelot started his career with French side Chamois Niortais where he made 48 appearances. The defensive midfielder then signed for Gueugnon. However, he only spent a year with the club, and he signed for Dagenham & Redbridge in 2010. The 31-year-old played 57 times for the Daggers, and he scored thirteen goals for the club.

He was on the move again in 2011 when he signed for Brighton. He helped the Seagulls to a 10th placed finish in the Championship before going on loan to Gillingham. Vincelot played nine times for the Gills as they won promotion to League One. He signed for Leyton Orient in 2012, and he spent three seasons with the O’s. He signed for Coventry in 2015. The Poitiers born midfielder played 46 times for Coventry in the 2015-16 season, before signing for the Bantams in July 2016.

Bradford boss Stuart McCall said,  “It is always a bonus to keep hold of your captain for another added year. “He brings a lot of leadership qualities and experience. “He is a great personality to have in and around the dressing room – it was definitely a good decision to make him captain when he came to the football club last year.

McCall added “He has done exactly what we thought he would do when we brought him to the club, and it also helps that he can play in more than one position for us. “A player of his quality is always admired by a lot of other clubs, so it was important that we signed him up for another year (on top of this coming season).”

While Vincelot said, “I am really happy here and I would like to thank the club for getting this new deal sorted. I am very settled and I can see the potential around the club.

“With this deal now signed, I can go into the new season just concentrating on my football. “I don’t have to get to December and January and start to wonder about my future

He continued “I am fully focused for these next two years with the club – let’s see where we can take it. “It has been a tough pre-season and we are ready to go for the new season.

“We are looking forward to the competition and playing for the three points again. “Playing in front of those big crowds again – this is when football really comes alive.”

Bradford kick-off their campaign at home against newly promoted Blackpool. After coming tantalisingly close to promotion last season, will this be the year Stuart McCall’s side win the promotion which eluded them last season?



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