Cresswell signs new deal

IPSWICH Town left-back Aaron Cresswell superb start to life in the Championship club has been rewarded with a longer and more lucrative contract.

The 21-year-old penned a three year deal in the summer after being signed from League One side Tranmere.

And having made the step up in division with ease – the young Liverpudlian the only Blues player to have started every league and cup match so far – manager Paul Jewell has moved quickly to offer a new deal.

His new contract will run until 2015, with there also being an option of a fifth season on top of that.

“Obviously I’m delighted to have been offered and signed a new contract,” said Cresswell, who is suspended for tomorrow’s trip to Millwall.

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“I’ve really enjoyed my time at the club so far and feel that I’m progressing as a player.

“It’s been a massive step up coming here from Tranmere but fortunately it has gone well so far and hopefully there will be many happy times ahead.”

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The full-back – who was dismissed in the 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace last weekend after picking up a late second yellow card for dissent – added: “I’m gutted to be out of the game (at Millwall) but I have to learn from the setback.”

– For full match preview, see tomorrow’s EADT and Evening Star.

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