Aaron Cresswell: I love it at Ipswich Town

Aaron Cresswell. PHOTO: Sarah Lucy Brown

Aaron Cresswell. PHOTO: Sarah Lucy Brown - Credit: Archant

Aaron Cresswell has eased any fears that he may depart Ipswich Town before the transfer window shuts following an impressive return to action.

Blues boss Mick McCarthy called the 23-year-old ‘undoubtedly the best left-back in the Championship’ heading into Saturday’s match and the ex-Tranmere player responded by playing a big part in a 3-0 home win over Millwall.

The Liverpudlian was courted by Aston Villa last summer and has been linked with newly-relegated Wigan more recently, but – with the transfer window open for another three weeks – says he is more than happy for his career to continue blossoming at Portman Road.

“Those things are nice to hear, but the main thing is the team performance each week,” said a bashful Cresswell, when told about his manager’s high praise.

“I haven’t heard anything (about any interest) and I don’t really think about it. I’ve had a great two years here, time flies when you’re having fun, and I’ve got another two left on my contract. I see no reason why I would leave before then.

“I’m still only 23 and I know there’s never a time you can’t stop trying to improve your game. Each training session and each game I’ll look at ways to improve heading into the next match.”

Asked if he has ambitions of one day playing in the Premier League, he added: “Of course. “Every player is ambitious and I’d love to be in the Premiership one day, but I’ve still got two years on my contract and I love it down here.

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“I’d love nothing more than to get promoted to the Premiership with Ipswich Town. And I see no reason why we can’t be competing for a top six finish this season.”

McCarthy said: “I think Cressie is the best left-back in the league. I’m not trying to up his value by saying that because I don’t want to sell any of my players, but I would say that’s probably obvious to most people. If there’s a better one then I’ve not seen him.”