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7th Nov, 2016 | 9:31pm

West Ham fans react on Twitter as Cresswell is given England call-up

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.

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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.

In other West Ham news, fans have also reacted on Twitter to the news this senior figure has been ruled out of the Hammers’ London derby against Tottenham.