Date: 9th October 2019 at 6:55pm
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Danny Mills has been left raving over West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell for his “incredibly consistent” displays for the Hammers despite defeat to Crystal Palace.

The former Leeds and England full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 29-year-old has proven himself time and against for the Irons and that his performances have put him on the verge of adding to his three England caps on occasion.

Cresswell started the season as Manuel Pellegrini’s first-choice left-back but was dropped completely from the side after the 5-0 drubbing to Manchester City, returning to the starting XI four games later.

Mills says that the former Ipswich Town defender has shown remarkably consistent displays on the left-hand side of the defence and that one bad game every so often should not take away from how impressive he has been.

Mills told Football Insider: “I think for the last few seasons he’s been very consistent at left-back. He’s been on the verge of international on a couple of occasions. 

“Everybody’s entitled to an off day, it happens to the best of us, but I think for the last couple of seasons he’s shown incredible consistency. You know what you’re going to get, he works hard and that’s great to have in a defender.”

Cresswell has played 184 times for the Hammers since joining back in 2014, battling with the likes of Arthur Masuaku for a place in Pellegrini’s starting XI and matchday squad.

The last of his three England caps came back in October 2017 in a European qualifying clash with Lithuania, which was also his only start for the Three Lions after two substitute appearances.

In other West Ham news, Football Insider can reveal that the club are ready to green light the exit of an attacking talent in east London after pulling a U-turn on his future at the club.