Cresswell's ready to kick on

Aaron Cresswell believes there is more to come from the Hammers following Monday's first home victory of the season

Aaron Cresswell was delighted to help West Ham United secure their first home win of the season when they defeated Newcastle United 2-0 on Monday night,

The Hammers had to wait until their third Boleyn Ground game to open their home points account for the campaign, but nevertheless sit fifth in the table thanks to outstanding away victories at Arsenal and Liverpool.

Now, having tasted success on home turf, Cresswell is sure the Hammers can kick-on to greater things this year.

He said: “We’ve had the two home defeats in the first two games, but the first two away games were fantastic so it was important that we put that right on Monday.

“When we went to Anfield, we put Bournemouth behind us. We still knew we needed that home win though and we’ve done that now.

“We’ve got Sakho up top, Victor Moses and the new signing Michail Antonio too, who all have pace. It’s nice to have that out ball and an outlet to get up the pitch. I think Victor coming in and making his home debut was fantastic.

“It’s early doors, but looking at us fifth in the table is nice. We have to look to be consistent throughout the year.”

West Ham were given another boost on Monday by the return from injury of Andy Carroll and Cresswell predicts he will have a big impact this year.

He added: “Andy is a fantastic player, his heading ability is different class and it’s a massive boost for him coming back. The fans gave him a great reception and hopefully he can get some goals for us.

“It’s always hard for anyone being injured, watching the lads training when you’re working individually, so it’ll be a big boost for his confidence getting on the pitch.”