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14 July 2014

Defender back at Portman Road for West Ham friendly

Aaron Cresswell is relishing the chance to say a proper goodbye to Town when he returns to Portman Road with West Ham on Wednesday. 

The 24-year-old defender is expected to be in the Hammers’ line-up for the friendly against Mick McCarthy’s Blues, facing players that were his team-mates two weeks ago. 

“It’s great to have the chance to come back to Ipswich and properly say my goodbyes to the players, the staff and the supporters,” said Cresswell, who has signed a five year deal at Upton Park.

“Ipswich put faith in me and I want to put on record my sincere thanks to the owner, Mick McCarthy and Paul Jewell - who signed me - and the fans at Ipswich for their fantastic support over the past three years.

“It was difficult to leave the club as I’d built up a great relationship with everyone there but like any player I want to play in the Premier League and joining a fantastic club like West Ham is a great opportunity for me.

“I genuinely wish Ipswich every success for the season ahead and I'll be keeping an eye on their results.”

Cresswell, who spent three years at Portman Road, made his first appearance for West Ham in their 2-2 draw with Stevenage in a pre-season friendly on Saturday while on the same day Blues beat Shelbourne 4-0 in the Club’s opening warm-up game. 

Kick-off against West Ham is 7.45pm with tickets priced at adults £15; senior/student/U20 £10 and U16s £3. 

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