Joint-Chairman thrilled with Cresswell's call-up

David Sullivan

I am thrilled with the news that Aaron Cresswell has been called into the England squad for the next two games against Scotland and Spain. It is just rewards for the hard work that Aaron has put in on a consistent basis since we brought him to the Club back in 2014. Aaron showed his quality straight away and became a fans favourite in just his first season at the Club when he won the Hammer of the Year award. If people were questioning if he could carry that form into the second season in the top flight, they were quickly silenced as Aaron continued to show his best form and played a big part in the Club enjoying a successful final season at the Boleyn Ground. Aaron's form did not go un-noticed and he was very unlucky to miss out on a place in the squad for the European Championship Finals during the summer. Despite picking up a knee ligament injury during pre-season which forced him to miss the start of the campaign, Aaron worked hard to regain full fitness and has quickly settled into a new wing-back system which Slaven has employed in recent weeks. There is obviously strong competition for the left back places in the squad with Danny Rose and Ryan Bertrand also included, but I have no doubts that Aaron has the quality to compete on the international stage and I hope he can now cement his place in the squad. Aaron could not have asked for two bigger games to come into the England reckoning and it promises to be some atmosphere when they come up against Scotland at Wembley on Friday night. It was obviously disappointing for Michail Antonio to miss out on a place this time around but if he continues to show his early season form, I have no doubts that he can quickly win back his place in the England squad. We have been saying for some time that our players deserve the chance to break into the England squad and with the next World Cup in 2018, we would love to see our players performing on the biggest stage in world football.