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.
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:
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.