Cresswell called-up for two big England fixtures

Aaron Cresswell


Aaron Cresswell has been called-up by England for two mouth-watering fixtures in June.

Gareth Southgate has included the West Ham United left-back in his squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier with Scotland in Glasgow on Saturday 10 June and friendly international with France in Paris on Tuesday 13 June.

The Hammers No3 will hope to add to the cap he was awarded when he made his senior England debut against Spain at Wembley last November.

Speaking then, Cresswell said playing for his country was something he had dreamt of doing since he first started playing football as a boy in his home city of Liverpool.

"I was obviously delighted, as it is a dream come true," he told "Ever since I started playing football as a little boy, this is what I wanted to do, and to do it at Wembley in front of 84,000 fans, I can't speak any higher of it.

"It is something I've always wanted to do and I've achieved it."

After overcoming a knee injury caused by a poorly-timed challenge in pre-season, the 27-year-old regained full fitness and totalled 29 first-team appearances in the Premier League, EFL Cup and Emirates FA Cup in 2016/17.

Cresswell could come up against two very familiar faces should he feature in England’s two upcoming fixtures.

Current West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass has been included in the Scotland squad for their vital UEFA qualifying Group F meeting with the Auld Enemy at Hampden Park.

Fourth-place Scotland go into their clash on seven points, while unbeaten England lead Group F on 13 points. Slovakia and Slovenia sit between the two on nine and eight points respectively, all from five qualifying matches played.

The Scotland fixture will kick-off at 5pm and be screened live in the UK by both ITV and Sky Sports.

Then, Cresswell could face former West Ham teammate Dimitri Payet at the Stade de France, as his fellow one-time Hammer of the Year has been selected in Didier Deschamps’ squad for the match.

The France fixture will be screened live by ITV, with kick-off at 8pm.