‘Galey’ was the first to react eclaring: “You have a very wise readership. He’s the obvious choice. He’s had a brilliant season, I can’t speak highly enough of him.
“There’s been the odd moment but to play as many games as he has done in his first Premier League season tells you a lot about him. The best is yet to come and for the money we paid (£3.5 million) it was a fantastic deal.
He’s knocking on the England door and it’s not his fault there are so many decent left sided defenders around at the minute. I think he’ll make it anyway and my Iron of the Year by a country mile.
Leroy has been equally impressed saying: Even though I was a striker and would like to have given it to Sakho, Cressie has been superb. A very worthy winner.”
And Tony Cottee made it three out of three for Cressie saying: “Only serious contender – he’s been fantastic.”