By Dominic Toner
West Ham co-owner David Gold has congratulated Aaron Cresswell on Twitter after he was given his first England call-up on Monday night.
The 26-year-old has been called up to Gareth Southgate’s senior squad for the upcoming matches against Scotland and Spain, with Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater withdrawing through injury.
Sunderland’s in-form goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has also been a late call-up as Fraser Forster drops from the squad.
Cresswell becomes the third left-back in the current squad alongside Danny Rose and Ryan Bertrand, meaning he will face a battle to earn his first international cap.
Gold has praised the West Ham defender on Twitter following his recognition by the national side.
“Aaron Cresswell has ben called up for England. Congratulations Aaron. dg,” Gold wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Aaron Cresswell has been called up for England. Congratulations Aaron. dg
— David Gold (@davidgold) November 7, 2016
Interim boss Southgate will be looking to orchestrate three points against Scotland in Group F of the 2018 World Cup qualifying phase on Friday, before facing an uphill task against Spain on November 15 in a friendly.
Cresswell has become one of the most consistent players for West Ham and been rewarded for that by England.
The defender moved to the Hammers in 2014 from Ipswich and played a starring role in the club’s seventh-placed finish in the Premier League last season.
Cresswell has now made 99 appearances for the London club and could reach his landmark 100th after the international break against Tottenham in the Premier League.
In other West Ham news, the club’s supporters have reacted as their key midfielder has been ruled out against Spurs.