2015/16

A sensational 4-0 victory over Millwall was the high point of an unexpectedly brilliant start.

A sensational 4-0 victory over Millwall was the high point of an unexpectedly brilliant start.

August

  • Wigan Athletic (H) League One: Team (4-2-4) Burge; Willis (Phillips), Ricketts, Johnson, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; Armstrong, Lameiras (Morris), Maddison, O’Brien (G Thomas). Scorer: Armstrong (2). Score: 2-0 (W)
  • Rochdale (A) League Cup: Team (4-5-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Ricketts, Martin, Stokes; O’Brien (G Thomas), Morris, Vincelot (Maddison), Fleck, Lameiras; Tudgay. Scorer: Tudgay. Score: 1-1 (Lost on Penalties)
  • Millwall (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Burge; Willis, Ricketts, Johnson, Stokes; Vincelot. Fleck; O’Brien, Maddison (Murphy), Lameiras (Tudgay); Armstrong (G Thomas). Scorers: Armstrong (2), Lameiras, O’Brien. Score: 4-0 (W)
  • Crewe Alexandra (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Burge; Willis, Ricketts, Johnson, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; Lameiras (Murphy), Maddison (Tudgay), O’Brien (Morris); Armstrong. Scorers: Fleck, Armstrong, O’Brien. Score 3-2 (W)
  • Walsall (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Burge; Willis (Phillips), Ricketts, Johnson, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; O’Brien (Morris), Maddison (Murphy), Lameiras; Armstrong. Scorer: Murphy. Score 1-2 (L)
  • Southend United (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Burge; Phillips, Ricketts, Johnson, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; O’Brien, Lameiras (Tudgay), Murphy; Armstrong. Scorers: Johnson, Ricketts. Score: 2-2 (D)
It was a frustrating September as the team struggled for form.

It was a frustrating September as the team struggled for form.

September

  • Burton Albion (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Burge; Ricketts, Martin, Johnson, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; Murphy (Haynes), Lameiras (Fortuné), O’Brien; Tudgay (C Thomas). Scorers: Tudgay, Vincelot. Score 2-1 (W)
  • Scunthorpe United (A) League OneTeam (4-2-3-1) Burge; Ricketts, Martin, Johnson, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; Murphy (Kent), Tudgay (G Thomas), Lameiras (Fortuné); Armstrong. Score 0-1 (L)
  • Chesterfield (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Burge; Ricketts, Martin, Johnson, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; O’Brien (Fortuné), Kent, Murphy; Armstrong (Lameiras). Scorer: Armstrong. Score 1-0 (W)
  • Bury (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Burge; Ricketts, Martin, Johnson, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; O’Brien (Fortuné), Kent, Murphy (Tudgay); Armstrong. Scorer: Johnson. Score 1-2 (L)
A superlative 3-2 comeback win over Peterborough injected life into the campaign after another middling month.

A superlative 3-2 comeback win over Peterborough injected life into the campaign after another middling month.

October

  • Shrewsbury Town (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Martin, Johnson, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck (Morris); Murphy (Lameiras), Armstrong, Kent; Fortuné (Tudgay). Scorers: Armstrong (2), Fortuné. Score 3-0 (W)
  • Yeovil Town (A) Football League Trophy: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Martin, Ricketts, Haynes; C Thomas (Lawton), Fleck; Murphy, O’Brien (Elford-Alliyu), Lameiras (G Thomas); Tudgay. Score 0-0 (Lost on Penalties)
  • Fleetwood Town (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Martin, Johnson, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; Murphy (C Thomas), O’Brien (Tudgay), Lameiras (G Thomas); Fortuné. Scorer: OG Score 1-0 (W)
  • Blackpool (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Martin, Johnson (Phillips), Stokes; Vincelot (Lameiras), Fleck; Murphy, Armstrong, Kent (Morris); Fortuné. Score 0-0 (D)
  • Rochdale (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Martin, Ricketts, Stokes; Vincelot, Morris; Armstrong (Murphy), Cole (Kent), O’Brien; Fortuné (Tudgay). Score 0-0 (D)
  • Swindon Town (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Martin, Ricketts, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; Kent (Murphy), Cole (Lameiras), O’Brien; Armstrong (Tudgay). Scorers: Vincelot, Tudgay. Score 2-2 (D)
  • Peterborough United (H) League One: Team (4-4-2) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Martin, Ricketts, Stokes (Haynes); Lameiras (Kent), Vincelot, Fleck, Murphy; Fortuné (O’Brien), Armstrong. Scorers: Vincelot, Armstrong (2). Score 3-2 (W)
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A thrashing of Gillingham at the Ricoh Arena sent the Sky Blues top of the league.

November

  • Barnsley (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Martin, Ricketts, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; O’Brien (Lameiras), Cole (Murphy), Kent (Tudgay); Armstrong. Scorers: Kent, Armstrong (2), Cole. Score 4-3 (W)
  • Northampton Town (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Burge; Phillips (Haynes), Martin, Ricketts, Stokes; C Thomas (Sambou), Fleck; Lameiras, O’Brien, Murphy; Fortuné (Elford-Alliyu). Scorer: Murphy Score 1-2 (L)
  • Colchester United (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Martin, Ricketts, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; Lameiras (Haynes), Murphy, O’Brien (C Thomas); Fortuné (Tudgay). Scorers: Murphy (2), Fortuné. Score 3-1 (W)
  • Gillingham (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Martin, Turner (Phillips), Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; Kent, Murphy (Bigirimana), O’Brien (Haynes); Armstrong. Scorers: Murphy (3), Turner. Score 4-1 (W)
  • Bradford City (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Martin, Turner, Stokes; Vincelot, Bigirimana; Lameiras (Kent), Murphy, Armstrong; Fortuné (O’Brien). Score 0-0 (D)
  • Doncaster Rovers (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Martin, Turner, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; O’Brien, Murphy, Kent; Armstrong. Scorers: Armstrong, Fleck. Score 2-2 (D)
Sam Ricketts' sending-off capped off a frustrating Sunday lunchtime clash with Sheffield United as the Sky Blues stalled in December.

Sam Ricketts’ sending-off capped off a frustrating Sunday lunchtime clash with Sheffield United.

December

  • Sheffield United (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Martin, Turner, Stokes; Vincelot (Fortuné), Fleck; O’Brien (Cole), Murphy, Lameiras (Kent); Armstrong. Score 0-1 (L)
  • Oldham Athletic (H) League OneTeam (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Martin, Turner (Haynes), Stokes; Vincelot, Bigirimana; Kent (Maddison), Cole (Fortuné), O’Brien; Armstrong. Scorer: Martin. Score 1-1 (D)
  • Port Vale (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Martin, Ricketts, Stokes; Vincelot, Bigirimana; Lameiras (Maddison), Cole (O’Brien), Murphy (Kent); Armstrong. Scorer: Maddison. Score 1-0 (W)
  • Chesterfield (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips (Tudgay), Ricketts, Stokes, Haynes; Vincelot, Fleck; Kent (Murphy), Maddison, O’Brien; Fortuné (Armstrong). Scorer: Maddison. Score 1-1 (D)
The Sky Blues lost three games in a row and sold James Maddison to Norwich with the season threatening to derail.

The Sky Blues lost three games in a row and sold James Maddison to Norwich in January with the season threatening to derail.

January

  • Crewe Alexandra (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Ricketts, Stokes, Haynes; Vincelot, Fleck (Bigirimana); Murphy, Maddison (O’Brien), Cole (Kent); Armstrong. Scorers: Armstrong (3), Murphy (2). Score 5-0 (W)
  • Walsall (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Ricketts, Stokes, Haynes; Vincelot, Fleck; O’Brien (Fortuné), Cole (Maddison), Murphy; Armstrong. Scorer: Stokes. Score 1-1 (D)
  • Burton Albion (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Ramage, Ricketts, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; Lameiras, Maddison, Murphy; Armstrong. Score 0-2 (L)
  • Southend United (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Ramage, Stokes, Haynes (Lameiras); Vincelot (Fortuné), Bigirimana; O’Brien, Cole, Hunt; Tudgay (Maddison). Score 0-3 (L)
  • Scunthorpe United (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Lorentzson (Phillips), Ricketts, Ramage, Stokes; Vincelot, Bigirimana (Rose); Hunt (O’Brien), Maddison, Murphy; Armstrong. Scorer: Armstrong. Score 1-2 (L) 
A 6-0 thumping of Bury on Legend's Day promised to kick-start the season.

A 6-0 thumping of Bury on Legend’s Day promised to kick-start the season.

February

  • Port Vale (A) League One: Team (4-3-3) Charles-Cook; Lorentzson (Ramage), Ricketts, Cargill, Stokes; Stephens, Rose, Fleck; Maddison (Henderson), Murphy (O’Brien, Armstrong. Scorer: Murphy. Score 1-1 (D) 
  • Bury (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Stephens, Cargill, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; Murphy (Lameiras), Maddison (Rose), Cole; Armstrong. Scorers: Stokes, Cargill, Maddison, Fleck, Armstrong (2) Score 6-0 (W)
  • Fleetwood Town (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Stephens, Cargill, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; Murphy (Tudgay), Maddison (Fortuné), Cole (Lameiras); Armstrong. Scorer: Tudgay. Score 1-2 (L)
Defensive lapses against Peterborough cost the Sky Blues as the play-off dream died a death in March.

Defensive lapses against Peterborough cost the Sky Blues as the play-off dream died a death in March.

March

  • Barnsley (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Stephens, Cargill, Stokes; Vincelot (Rose), Fleck; Murphy, Tudgay (Henderson), Hunt (Maddison); Armstrong. Score 0-2 (L)
  • Rochdale (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Stephens, Cargill (Lorentzson), Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; Lameiras (Murphy), Maddison, Cole (Fortuné); Armstrong. Score 0-1 (L)
  • Shrewsbury Town (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Stephens, Martin, Stokes; Vincelot (Maddison), Fleck; Murphy (Henderson), Cole (Lameiras), Fortuné; Armstrong. Scorer: Martin. Score 1-2 (L) 
  • Blackpool (A) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Ricketts, Stephens, Martin, Stokes; Vincelot, Fleck; Maddison (Rose), Armstrong, Murphy (Cole); Fortuné (Tudgay). Scorer: Fortuné.  Score 1-0 (W)
  • Swindon Town (H) League OneTeam (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Lorentzson (Henderson), Martin, Stephens, Ricketts; Vincelot, Fleck; Rose, Armstrong, Cole (Murphy); Fortuné (Maddison). Score 0-0 (D)
  • Peterborough United (A) Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Lorentzson, Martin, Vincelot, Ricketts; Fleck, Bigirimana (Henderson); Rose (Jones), Murphy, Cole; Fortuné (Tudgay). Scorer: Cole. Score 1-3 (L)
  • Colchester United (H) Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Lorentzson (G Thomas), Martin, Stephens, Ricketts; Fleck, Vincelot; Jones, Cole, Murphy (Lameiras); Fortuné (Tudgay). Score 0-1 (L)
Marcus Tudgay scored the winner against Millwall as the Sky Blues kicked into life in the final weeks.

Marcus Tudgay scored the winner against Millwall as the Sky Blues kicked into life in the final weeks.

April

  • Gillingham (A) Team (4-3-3) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Martin, Stephens, Ricketts; Fleck, Bigirimana, Vincelot; Murphy, Jones (Armstrong), Tudgay. Score 0-0 (D)
  • Wigan Athletic (H) Team (4-3-3) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Martin, Stephens, Ricketts; Fleck, Bigirimana (Cole), Vincelot (Murphy); Armstrong, Jones, Tudgay (Fortuné). Score 0-1 (L)
  • Millwall (H) Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Martin, Stephens, Ricketts (Tudgay); Rose, Fleck; Lameiras (Lorentzson), Vincelot (Maddison), Cole; Armstrong. Scorers: Fleck, Tudgay. Score 2-1 (W)
  • Bradford City (H) Team (3-4-2-1) Charles-Cook: Vincelot, Stephens, Martin; Phillips, Fleck, Cole (Rose), Ricketts; Maddison (Tudgay), Lameiras (Bigirimana); Armstrong. Scorer: Rose. Score 1-0 (W)
  • Doncaster Rovers (A) Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Phillips, Stephens, Martin, Ricketts; Vincelot (Gadzhev), Fleck; Jones (Tudgay), Rose, Murphy (Maddison); Armstrong. Score 0-2 (L)
  • Sheffield United (H) Team (3-4-3) Charles-Cook; Vincelot, Stephens, Martin; Rose (Phillips), Cole, Fleck, Hunt; G Thomas (Jones), Fortuné (Lameiras), Armstrong. Scorers: Fortuné, Rose, Lameiras. Score 3-1 (W)

May

  • Oldham Athletic (A) Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Vincelot, Stephens, Harries, Hunt (Murphy); Bigirimana, Fleck; Rose (Di Kelly-Evans), Lameiras (Gadzhev), G Thomas; Armstrong. Scorers: Vincelot, Armstrong. Score 2-0 (W)

 

All Competitions  League Only
Top Scorer Adam Armstrong (20), Jacob Murphy (10), Marcus Tudgay (5) Adam Armstrong (50), Jacob Murphy (9), 4 Players (4)
Most Assists Jacob Murphy (10) Jim O’Brien (7), Adam Armstrong (6) Jacob Murphy (10) Jim O’Brien (7), Adam Armstrong (6)
Most Appearances Sam Ricketts & Romain Vincelot (46) John Fleck (43) Romain Vincelot (45), Sam Ricketts (43), Adam Armstrong, John Fleck & Jacob Murphy (40)
Most Starts Sam Ricketts & Romain Vincelot (46) John Fleck (43) Romain Vincelot (45), Sam Ricketts (43), John Fleck (40)
Most Used Substitute Marcus Tudgay (19), Marc-Antoine Fortuné & Ruben Lameiras (11) Marcus Tudgay (19), Marc-Antoine Fortuné & Ruben Lameiras (11)
Most Substituted Off Ruben Lameiras (18), Jacob Murphy (14), Jim O’Brien (13) Ruben Lameiras (17), Jacob Murphy (14), Joe Cole (12)
Most Yellow Cards John Fleck (13), Romain Vincelot (11), Aaron Martin (4) John Fleck (13), Romain Vincelot (11), Aaron Martin & Jim O’Brien (3)
Most Red Cards Sam Ricketts & Romain Vincelot (1) Sam Ricketts & Romain Vincelot (1)
Record Wins (19), Draws (14), Defeats (17) Wins (19), Draws (14), Defeats (17)
Total Goals  For (69), Against (52)  For (67), Against (49)
Players Used 39 36

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