West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell reveals his personal aim for this season

Aaron Cresswell

Cresswell is targeting a strong finish to his season with West Ham.

Speaking to the official Hammers website, 25-year-old full-back Cresswell has admitted that he wants to try and complete the season having played every minute of Premier League action.

The summer signing from Ipswich said: “I have played every minute up to now and with five games to go I want to try and complete that.”

Cresswell has been one of the real success stories at the Boleyn Ground this season, with his summer arrival from the Championship being no barrier to Premier League glory.

He has not looked out of place in the top flight, and his attacking efficiency from full-back, as well as his defensive solidity and work rate have been listed as one of the reasons that the Hammers were doing so well at the start of the campaign.

The 25-year-old was unfortunate to not be called up by Roy Hodgson for the England squad earlier in the campaign, and he will be hoping - and deserving - of a place in the next round of international fixtures.

Most importantly, it is consistency that earmarks Cresswell’s game, and whilst his West Ham teammates have been suffering from fatigue and injury this season, Cresswell has missed just one game this term - the League Cup defeat to Sheffield United.

He was not in the squad due to a selection preference rather than any fitness issue, and he has yet to miss a single FA Cup or Premier League game, starting and completing the full 90 minutes of every single fixture.

That is an impressive achievement, and it is one he wants to see through to the end of the campaign, to ensure his debut season with the Hammers is even more of a success than it has already been.

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