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Jewell Impressed With Cresswell
Jewell Impressed With Cresswell
Tuesday, 2nd Aug 2011 08:11

Boss Paul Jewell says he’s been impressed with new left-back Aaron Cresswell during pre-season, despite the youngster having stepped up a division after joining from Tranmere and moving out of home. The 21-year-old has been handed the number three shirt and looks set to start Town’s opener at Bristol City.

Jewell said: “It’s a big step up for Cressy, not just the club but moving away from home and doing his own ironing and stuff like that. I haven’t got to that stage yet!

“I think he’s done well and he’ll get better as he gets on. It’s a big step up for him but he will get better. There’s no rush, he’s still a young lad in football terms and he’ll get better.”

The Liverpool-born player says he’s itching to get started: "I just can't wait for the season to get up and running. My one target is to try and nail down a place in the side, so that's what I'm aiming for - getting myself on that teamsheet for Saturday.

"Training is going really well at the minute and I just want the season to start so we can get up and running."

Cresswell’s Tranmere contract was up at the end of last season, the full-back having turned down new terms, but the Prenton Park club are due compensation as he is under 24 years of age. Talks between the clubs are still ongoing with Rovers having turned down a number of Town offers. If an agreement can’t be reached, then the matter will go to a tribunal.


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roytheboy added 08:21 - Aug 2
He looked as though he was well in control against Wolves Saturday, he will be good for us I'm sure
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MaySixth added 08:22 - Aug 2
Looked very good going forward and linked superbly at times with Lee Martin.
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ipswich_is_the_best added 08:37 - Aug 2
Good promising youngster with the boss' backing Cmon cressy
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bluelady added 08:37 - Aug 2
very impressed saturday, good vision, good on the ball and kept going for full ninety, defensivly good too despite reports this is potentially his week spot.
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n0229620 added 08:41 - Aug 2
i was extremely impressed. really wanted him to take that freekick leadbitter just put wide, apparently he's got a mean left foot and is a great fk taker
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Tillz9 added 08:47 - Aug 2
Looked good against col u and sounds as though he was impressive against Wolves. Have high hopes for him !!
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Jim added 08:49 - Aug 2
Went to the Colchester game and was really impressed with Creswell. Like others have said he looks very good on the ball and looked solid at the back. Gets forward a lot as well and the partnership with him and Martin looks to have potential.
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UsualSuspect added 08:59 - Aug 2
From what I've seen so far this lad has a bright future in the game.
Has an important part to play for us this season and I have no doubt he'll deliver.
Young, focused and ambitious, love to see it.
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Fatboy added 09:15 - Aug 2
Let's not hype him up too much until we've settled with Tranmere!
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collis_itfc added 09:19 - Aug 2
i hope hes good at ironing
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Blue4life added 09:40 - Aug 2
Fatboy.... It doesnt matter now, he is our player now. If we dont agree a fee now then it will go to tribunal thats all.
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8ashblue added 09:41 - Aug 2
i wwas very impressed. He was quick, good link up with Martin and was prepared to havea go. At the moment our full backs look fine but like others i'm still waiting for GMc to be replaced. Althoughn i was hoping that JB would return i'm not sure how JB would fit him in but i do expect loanees to fill the gaps in coming weeks as Premiership sides finalise their teams
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ipswich_is_the_best added 09:55 - Aug 2
Shame he or o'connor can't play @ right back
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Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 10:13 - Aug 2
I think he'll get better!
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greathorkesleyblue added 11:08 - Aug 2
i agree wiv u pj!!
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sonian_blue added 11:44 - Aug 2
Have been really impressed with him in the last couple of friendlies, for me he was the one shining light in the game against the U's.
Keep it up son and my missus will do your ironing.

'Oh Aaron Cresswell bring your ironing to my wife'
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trueblues78 added 11:44 - Aug 2
Love the ironing comment. You have to love PJ!!
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TractorMan added 12:02 - Aug 2
Yep, looked really good on Saturday, but have to be careful given his height that opposing teams don't target him with a tall winger like we used to with Walters.

Otherwise it's a pleasure seeing a LB going beyond the halfway line as Kennedy clearly can't do anymore with any frequency. It adds so much more to our attacking play if both FBs can get forward and overlap.
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Lightningboy added 12:18 - Aug 2
Sounds like a great prospect..maybe a Leighton Baines of the championship?...hope he's ours for many years to come.
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flashblue added 12:52 - Aug 2
The Tribunal is specifically not allowed to look at his performance since the transfer, only his value a the date of transfer. The test is normally objective, based on appearances, age etc. It is only compensation not trying to replicate a transfer fee. It will be a small amount.
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SitfcB added 13:18 - Aug 2
“It’s a big step up for Cressy, not just the club but moving away from home and doing his own ironing and stuff like that. I haven’t got to that stage yet!"

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churchmans added 15:52 - Aug 2
just got really excited again reading LIGHTNINGBOY'S post!
imagine that! would be awesome
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