Aaron Cresswell feels as though he still has plenty to offer West Ham both on the pitch and on the pitch after signing a one year contract extension.

The fullback has extended his stay in East London by another year. Cresswell is now the longest serving player in the current West Ham squad, next season will be his 11th year with the Hammers having signed in the summer of 2014 from Ipswich Town.

Having spent a decade at West Ham, Cresswell has experienced plenty of highs and lows during his time at the club including: the move from Upton Park to the London Stadium, relegation battles, qualifying for Europe and spending the last three years playing European football as well as lifting the Conference League trophy in Prague last summer.

The 34 year old has featured less frequently in recent times but still made an impressive 18 appearances in the 23/24 season. He is currently sat just one shy of a remarkable 350 appearances for West Ham in all competitions. Cresswell believes he can still play his part in contributing to the Hammers future success.

“My role has changed a bit, but I understand how things work in football, and there’s a bigger picture.” said Cresswell. The veteran fullback went on to add: “With Nobes having retired, and then Declan Rice leaving last summer, I like to think I can take on that role as one of the senior voices now, and can pass on my experience and knowledge of the identity of the club.”

Discussing new manager Julen Lopetegui’s arrival and how well the club’s academy sides are doing currently to the club’s Official Website, Cresswell said: “There’s a new management team that’s come in, and our Academy is booming, so I think that could be really important, and I’m certainly ready to help out as much as I can.”