Loving life at Ipswich Town – Aston Villa target Aaron Cresswell has no desire to leave the Blues

Aaron Cresswell has today said the words every Town fan wants to hear: “I am happy at Ipswich.”

The left-back was targeted by Aston Villa in the summer with Blues boss Paul Jewell admitting there was interest from the Premier League side.

Ipswich slapped a high price on Cresswell’s head, thought to be in the region of �6million, in a bid to warn off Villa manager Paul Lambert or get a top price for last season’s Supporters’ Player of the Year.

But after starring and scoring in last night’s 3-1 win over Bristol Rovers in the first round of the Capital One Cup, Cresswell has kept the feel-good factor going by insisting he is not looking to go anywhere.

Speaking about the speculation for the first time, Cresswell told the Star: “It is nice to hear stuff like that but I love it down in Ipswich.

“I have three years left on my contract and I want to stay here for the remainder of my contract. Stuff does happen behind closed doors, but I am happy here at Ipswich and that is all there is to it.”

The Blues kicked off their 2012/13 in largely impressive fashion, coming back from a goal behind to book their place in the second round.

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Jason Scotland, Tommy Smith and Cresswell got the goals – with the left-back scoring a rare header after following up Jay Emmanuel-Thomas’ saved shot.

Cresswell joked: “That was my first and last header, I think. I got a little break and I followed it in – I couldn’t miss.

“They might have taken the lead but I think overall we deserved the win. We knew if we played the way we wanted to, we would comfortably win the game.”

The draw for the second round will be shown live on Sky Sports at 12.30pm this afternoon.