Cochrane earns contract reward
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Cochrane linked up with Crewe during pre-season from Hayes and penned a two-year contract at Gresty Road after starring on trial.
The former Queens Park Rangers trainee has established himself as a fulcrum of Dario Gradi's midfield following his arrival at the club.
He has missed just one game this season with suspension ruling him out of the shock FA Cup third round defeat to Conference side Telford United.
His commanding displays in the anchor role have prompted Gradi to hand him a contract until June 2006.
Cochrane was overjoyed to earn the fresh terms and admits it has capped a memorable past 12 months for the youngster.
"I'm delighted," Cochrane told the club's official website.
"They have told me I have been rewarded for my hard work and I am delighted to have signed to keep myself here for a few more years.
"2003 has been an exceptional year for me and I can't believe what has happened. From playing non-league football to playing regularly here, and now to have signed a new contract is a dream come true."