Coventry City have completed their third transfer of the summer, with the signing of Romain Vincelot from League Two side Leyton Orient.
The 29-year old was a key player for The O’s and almost helped the Club to promotion to The Championship in 2013/2014 before the Club were relegated last season.
City boss Mowbray said: “Romain is a player who has always stood out at this level and someone who will add a tenacity to our midfield.
“He was a crucial part of the Leyton Orient side who made the play-offs during the 2013/14 season and someone we’ve looked at in detail over the past weeks.
“I want a team who are prepared to play football next season but also compete. For that, you need players who can take the ball in tight areas and play but also have a bit of bite so we’re competitive in all areas of the pitch.
“Romain has these attributes and I’m delighted to welcome another signing to the club ahead of next season.”
Vincelot played for Chamois Niortais and Gueugnon in France before earning a move to Dagenham & Redbridge before his move to Orient.
“It’s great to be here,” Vincelot said.
“I can’t wait to start my first session and to get going!
“Two days ago, I was speaking with the manager of Leyton Orient and he was really good to me. He listened to me and the fact I felt I needed something new. Obviously, he didn’t want to let me go unless there was a little fee, so Tony Mowbray said he was really keen.
“When I heard that, I instantly said ‘I’m definitely going to Coventry City, I don’t want to speak to anyone else.’
“There is a big fan base here with big history, I know about the club winning the FA Cup in the 80’s, there is a great potential here.
“I’m really happy that I’m the first player for a while to arrive here for a fee, so now I’ve got to repay the faith. I’m delighted, it hasn’t happened for a while so I hope I will be worth it!”
Following an injury towards the end of last season, the Frenchman has revealed his is fully healed and 100% fit.
“I was completely recovered from my knee injury even at the end of May, I was ready to train. When I came back ten days ago I resumed training as normal.
“I’m looking forward to getting started and to Saturday, the first pre-season game is the first sign of a new chapter so I really can’t wait.
“We went so close to promotion at Orient. You need a strong unit of good footballers, but you also need good people to get there too. I’ve been to a few clubs, everywhere you go there are good footballers, but you need good people as well.
“I’ve been around here and while I haven’t met everyone, the staff have been welcoming, there’s a good atmosphere. I’m excited for the future.”