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First England call-up has been "stuff that dreams are made of" - Aaron Cresswell

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Aaron Cresswell trains with England at St George's Park

Aaron Cresswell trains with England at St George's Park

Aaron Cresswell trains with England at St George's Park

Aaron Cresswell's maiden England call-up has been the "stuff that dreams are made of" following an injury-disrupted start to the season.

So impressive for West Ham since joining from Ipswich in July 2014, the 26-year-old has had to bide his time at international level due to the strength in depth of options at left-back.

Cresswell had been overlooked for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Scotland and friendly with Spain, but an injury to Danny Drinkwater led to his call-up on Monday.

It continues the former Tranmere defender's rise and comes just three weeks after returning from a knee injury.

"It is everything," Cresswell told FATV. When you first start playing football, of course everyone wants to represent their country.

"For me to do that will be a proud moment for me and my family.

"It was unfortunate to get the injury in pre-season. I think I'd only missed one game for West Ham in two years.

"Then to play pre-season and get a little injury, a little setback, come back in three months and play a few games then get called up to the national side - i t is stuff that dreams are made of."