West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell will get England chance, says Chris Powell

Aaron Cresswell

The defender was left out of the latest England squad by Roy Hodgson.

West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell will get his England chance in future, Chris Powell has predicted to the London Evening Standard.

The defender has enjoyed another fine campaign for the Hammers, with his side currently sitting one point outside the Champions League places.

His form has not been enough to convince England boss Roy Hodgson to hand him a call up though, as he left Cresswell out of his latest squad for the friendlies with Germany and the Netherlands.

His exclusion caused much outrage, with many believing he was more than deserving of his chance to impress on the international stage.

Powell though, believes that opportunity will come at some point in future because Cresswell is too good to be ignored.

"He's a very, very good player," he told the London Evening Standard.

"The good thing about him is that he can defend. People with modern day full backs say 'Oh he's great going forward' and actually he is - but he can defend.”

“He's a very, very clever signing. He's got a superb left foot and a great delivery. I feel he will get an England chance I really do. If he carries on the way he's been going I can definitely see him playing for England in the future."

The problem for Cresswell is the fierce competition there is for the left back spot at present.

Tottenham’s Danny Rose was given his chance and impressed during the international break, with Manchester United’s Luke Shaw is a contender when fit.

There is also Everton’s Leighton Baines to consider, while Ryan Bertrand at Southampton and Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs are also in the reckoning.

That leaves him with a serious fight to get into the squad, although his performances do warrant it.

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