Cresswell Settled in Suffolk Wednesday, 22nd Feb 2012 10:55
Left-back Aaron Cresswell says he’s happy and settled in Suffolk having moved into his first house earlier this week. Boss Paul Jewell revealed that the summer signing from Tranmere was saving for his first property late last year.
The 22-year-old told the club site: "I've just got myself a house down here and everything is sorted on that front.
“It was a bit daunting for me when I first moved down here in the summer but I'm settled in Ipswich and want to commit to the area.
"Things are going really well for me, both on and off the pitch, and feel at home here. There's no doubting that I'm enjoying my football here at Ipswich and long may it continue.
"We've been doing well recently and picked up some great results, but we need to make sure we keep this run going."
Cresswell extended his initial Town contract until 2015 in October with an option for a further season, having made a huge impression in the first few months after his move from Prenton Park.
The Liverpudlian cost the Blues a tribunal-set fee of £240,000 rising to £520,000 after various milestone clauses.
Good news and great to hear that he’s settling well in the area.
I think he’s been absolutely outstanding since day one and rightly deserved his improved contact.
We can’t ask anything more of him and as long as he keeps going the way he’s been playing I’ll be more than happy. He’s definitely not only one for now but also hopefully a long future at Town as one that can form the nucleus of the team for years to come.
suffolkpoker & cromwellblue: at the start of the season he was awesome, he was putting in some excellent crosses and looked of fire, fully deserving his new contract. I am not saying he been poor, hes been solid and consistent but he hasnt set the world on fire like he did at the start.
just to put another opinion into the "lost a bit of form" debate I was discussing this at the game on Saturday and we came to the conclusion that Cressy stood out at the start of the season as most around him were poor. He is still playing very well but as the rest of the team are flying now he stands out less. Also he was playing more attacking in the Diamond as our midfield was narrow and now with Murphy ahead of him playing well he doesnt get as much chance to whip those crosses in. Bigger picture people! In summary still a great signing, decent player and a bargain!
A very good signing and Ipswich did the right thing by sorting his contract out early, rewarding good performances, now it is time to do that for the likes of Luke Hyam and Lee Martin.
The £520K is only after milestones so if he doesn't work out well long term then he might not cost that. He's very good value for money I think, as even the top price of £520K is over five times cheaper than Leadbitter and I bet his wages are much lower too!
he did go through a shakey period along side the rest of the team in our 7 match lossing streak, since then some of his passing has been top draw. he is excellent with a free kick particulary when its not a shooting opportunity - he picks out players really well. For me a definate bargain and the relationship with Murphy seems to be working really well. When he first brought him in PJ said he was young and learning his game, not sure he envisioned at that point that he would be our No1 leftback so quickly, but he has taken his chance and cemented his place, terrific for a lad so young, he can only get better with experience.
Martus, how about the fact that not a lot has changed with his level of performance and more to the point he has been good all season. It's just that earlier in the campaign he stood out amongst some very average players and performances and now we have the rest of the team performing he doesn't stand out like he used to because they're all performing to his high standard.
Come on Cressers, you heard Wallingford & Martus. You're not living up to the overpriced transfer fee we paid for you, sort it out!!! Quite possibly 2 of the most ridiculous statements I've read all season.
Great stuff Cressers, keep it up! Anyone with an ounce of knowledge about football would realise that an initial £240k is a sensational bit of business for a very talented youngster like this lad. Puts Keano's £1.7million spaffed on Priskin into perspective...
I believe he will turn out to be the best signing since Matt Holland. Unfortunately (for us) I also believe he will be playing for either the Red or Blue half of liverpool within 2 years. I hope im wrong though (selfishly)