Ray Parlour comments on unlucky West Ham star Aaron Cresswell, backs him for World Cup push

The left-back has been in good form once again this season.

The performance of West Ham’s English players has certainly been the subject of much discussion this season.

The likes of Mark Noble and Andy Carroll have recently been linked with England call-ups for their brilliant performances this season, especially Carroll in the last week or so after a hat-trick against Arsenal in the Premier League.

Another West Ham player linked with an England call-up is Aaron Cresswell.

The left-back has been in fantastic form this season but has still not been rewarded for his efforts with a call-up for England.

Speaking on talkSPORT yesterday (13/04/2016) former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour spoke of the bad luck Cresswell has had in regards to the competition for the left-back slot with England:

“He’s been linked with England.

“It is a very competitive area isn’t it for Roy Hodgson.

“You look at the left-back area you’ve got Kieran Gibbs, (Luke) Shaw when he gets fit again. You’ve got Baines there as well and now you’ve got Danny Rose. You’ve got four players he’s competing with.

“But certainly he has been a little unlucky with the amount of players in that position because, usually, full-backs you haven’t got many to pick from.

“He’s got to keep playing well and keep doing what he’s doing and he might get a call-up. Not for the Euros but obviously going forward to the World Cup.”

Cresswell has indeed been in fantastic form for West Ham, not only this season, but ever since making a switch from Ipswich Town.

But the competition for left-back places is fierce – especially with the established England careers of Gibbs and Baines and the emergence of Rose and Bertrand as top quality defenders this season.

Cresswell might get his chance for England in the future as Parlour suggests, but he must make sure he maintains his form for West Ham in order to do so.

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