Kenny Sansom backs West Ham's Aaron Cresswell for England call-up

Aaron Cresswell

The West Ham star has been in fine form for Slaven Bilic's side again.

Speaking to Sky Sports, former England full-back Kenny Sansom has backed West Ham United left-back Aaron Cresswell for an England call-up.

The defender enjoyed a fine first year at the club last season following his move from Ipswich Town, being named Hammer of the Year and Players’ Player of the Season come the end of the campaign.

He has continued that splendid form this season, playing regularly as the Hammers have impressed under Slaven Bilic.

And Sansom has now backed him for an England call-up, saying that he believes the West Ham man has the ability to feature for Roy Hodgson’s side.

"I like Aaron Cresswell," he told Sky Sports. 

"He's a young lad and I think it's up to him as a player. Obviously he has got to play for West Ham but he's got to go out and perform and show people how good he is.”

"I think Cresswell has got the ability. If he really pushes himself and the manager at West Ham gives him the confidence, he has a really good chance."

There is certainly a chance for Cresswell to head to France in the summer as well, with that currently a spot up for grabs in England’s team.

Leighton Baines is likely to be first choice in the side should he remain fit until the end of the season, but behind him there is still a space in the squad.

Luke Shaw is unlikely to feature after his injury ruled him out for the season, while Kieran Gibbs does not feature regularly for Arsenal, meaning Cresswell could find himself in the squad if he continues his current form.

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