Sam Allardyce has hailed Aaron Cresswell as West Ham United's 'Mr. Dependable', because of his ability to stay clear of the treatment table.
Cresswell's has rarely suffered with any injuries throughout his career to date and Allardyce believes that is a major plus side to his game.
Indeed, he says that, fitness-wise, the former Ipswich Town man is ahead of anybody at the Boleyn Ground.
“When I talk about injuries the game record of Cresswell is better than anyone at the club," he said to the Guardian. "He played three seasons for Ipswich at 40-plus games. He did the same for Tranmere.
"We only have 38 games in the Premier League. Mr Dependable, not only in terms of his performances but his reliability. I hope I’m not jinxing him.”
Cresswell is looking like one of this summer's bargain-buys, with his initial performances for the Hammers catching the eye.
The 24-year-old has been in brilliant form since arriving at the London club this summer and his ability is already winning him a number of admirers.
Cresswell looks one of the finest left-backs at the top-level and he stole the headlines at the weekend, as he scored the only goal of the game during the Hammers' match against Newcastle United.
It was a win which has pushed West Ham into fifth place in the Premier League table and continued their fine start.
The Hammers have earned a large amount of plaudits due to their attacking style and they will be looking to maintain their high standards as the campaign progresses to keep them in the upper echelons of the table.