Frank Yallop has added some support to his midfield with the signing of 31 year old Romanian midfielder Razvan Cocis. While this acquisition won't excite the masses or give the Fire a marketable name, Cocis is a veteran who last played in the Ukranian Premier League with Russia's Lokomotiv Moscow featuring as the biggest club on his résumé.
Described as a two-way central midfielder who can aid in the attack, Cocis has also played on the right side of midfield. Although his goal scoring numbers aren't big, he has been capped 50 times by the Romanian National Team.
Yallop has talked about finding the right balance in central midfield and had alluded to reinforcements at the position. Jeff Larentowicz is sure to remain a fixture in the starting eleven but it seems the technical staffs rates Cocis as a viable option in lieu of Chris Ritter, Logan Pause, or Alex as Larentowicz's central partner.
Cocis apparently looked to leave the Ukraine due to the unsettled political climate in the country and negotiated a release of his contract with former club FC Hoverla Uzhhorod. According to this, he was looking for a more tranquil home for his family where he could continue his football career.