Burnley midfielder Joey Barton said on The Monday Night Club show on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday evening (January 4) that he has been impressed with West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell.
“I like Cresswell at West Ham,” said the former Newcastle United midfielder. “I think he has done really well. I think he has come on leaps and bounds, and probably deserves an England call-up at some stage.”
Cresswell started his professional club career at Tranmere Rovers and moved to Ipswich Town in the summer of 2011.
The left-back showed his quality for Ipswich and earned the move to Premier League outfit West Ham in the summer of 2014.
The 26-year-old has been superb for the Hammers and has established himself as one of the left-backs in the English top flight.
During the 2014-15 season, Cresswell scored two goals and created 34 chances in 38 Premier League appearances.
The Englishman had a pass accuracy of 73% and a shot accuracy of 53%, and won 52 headers, 17 dribbles and 31 tackles.
So far this campaign, the West Ham left-back has scored one goal and created 26 chances in 19 Premier League games.
Cresswell has a pass accuracy of 77% and a shot accuracy of 50%, and has won 23 headers, six dribbles and 13 tackles.