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Fringe Hammer back in first team frame

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Aaron Cresswell may have forced his way back into David Moyes’ thoughts after having a very good game in the behind-closed-doors “Jesse Lingard audition” themed friendly against Ipswich Town on Thursday

The 33-year-old scored a free-kick as his side drew 1-1 with the Championship outfit.

It seemed a cast iron certainty that Cresswell was going to leave in the transfer window, with Wolves and Nottingham Forest being favorites to take him on

Although now seemingly banished to the fringes of the squad, he remains one of just two recognised first-team players at the club in his position, Emerson being the other.

Despite being included in the three matchday squads since the start of the season he is yet to kick a ball for the Irons in the Premier League so far this season.

After the international break, we will be playing twice a week in some cases , due to our European commitments, and with no new left back signings in the recent window. Cresswell will no doubt get his chance.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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