By Will Butcher
West Ham fans have reacted with delight on Twitter after Aaron Cresswell was given his first England call-up to face Scotland and Spain.
The 26-year-old has been called up to Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad, after Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater withdrew from the squad through injury.
Along with Cresswell, Sunderland’s in-form goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been a late call-up after Southampton shot stopper Fraser Forster joined Drinkwater in withdrawing.
England announced the changes on their official Twitter account, with Cresswell’s call-up an interesting one due to left-backs Danny Rose and Ryan Bertrand already in the squad.
? SQUAD UPDATE ?
— England (@England) November 7, 2016
Nevertheless, West Ham fans have reacted on Twitter to the Liverpool-born star’s first England inclusion, with many claiming that the former Ipswich defender should have been called up years beforehand.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Yes @Aaron_Cresswell ?? well deserved!
— CW (@CoryW95) November 7, 2016
Made up for Aaron Cresswell getting a call up to the England squad. About time ?
— Alexander Smith (@ZaaanderSmith) November 7, 2016
Cresswell finally gets an England call up fully deserved. @Aaron_Cresswell
— Gedge (@JoeGedge) November 7, 2016
Great that @Aaron_Cresswell has got an England call up! Well done lad!
— Jack Simpson (@simpsonjack92) November 7, 2016
BREAKING: Our very own @Aaron_Cresswell has been called up to the England squad!
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) November 7, 2016
— Emily Organ (@EmilyOrgan2) November 7, 2016
Glad Cresswell got called up, but where does he place in the three left-backs in the squad? I'll be surprised if he actually plays tbh
— charlie (@iCharlieRoberts) November 7, 2016
Congratulations to Aaron Cresswell who whole heartedly deserves his 94 minutes on the England bench.
— J.O'B (@chanceig) November 7, 2016
— yasmine (@Atleti123Atleti) 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.
Cresswell has only recently recovered from a long-term knee injury, but has been impressive after returning including a star performance against Chelsea in the EFL Cup.