Julian Dicks: Why Aaron Cresswell has impressed me this season for West Ham

Aaron Cresswell

Julian Dicks has been very impressed by West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell this season.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, former defender Dicks has named Cresswell as the West Ham player who impressed him most this season.

The club legend said: “He's done really well. The good thing about him is that he's been consistent. He hasn't really had a poor game. I remember Alan Devonshire saying to me that good players - over 40 games a season - will have 36 good games. The other four are average - not bad but average. And that's what Cresswell has done.”

Cresswell arrived at the Boleyn Ground last summer, signing from Ipswich Town, and he has been incredible in his debut Premier League season.

He was named Hammer of the Year for a string of impressive performances, and, most incredibly, he has yet to miss a single minute of league football for the East London outfit.

A marauding left-back, the 25-year-old has shown himself to be a solid defensive presence, whilst adding an attacking threat from wide - something needed as the Hammers utilised a diamond midfield formation.

He has also proven to be a solid set-piece taker, with his free-kick against Stoke last month one of the goals of the season.

Cresswell was unfortunate to miss out on international recognition this season, although there is still a chance he may be called up for England in the post-season friendlies.

He might miss out then as well, but if he continues to develop at the incredible rate he has this term, the full-back is sure to develop into one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.

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