FORMER Tranmere defender Aaron Cresswell has signed a one-year contract extension at West Ham as he closes in on 300 Premier League appearances for the club.

The 34-year-old, who would become just the second man after Mark Noble to achieve that feat for the Hammers, has committed himself to an 11th season in claret and blue.

Liverpool-born Cresswell, who is six games away from the milestone, told West Ham TV: “I wasn’t really aware of my numbers, but if I was to hit the 300-mark in the Premier League, that would be a hugely proud moment for me and my family.

“This club means a lot to me and I’ll continue to make the most of every opportunity I’m given.”

Cresswell joined the Tranmere Rovers youth system before signing his first professional contract in July 2008. He made his first-team debut on November 1 2008 in a League One match with Milton Keynes Dons. 

He left Prenton Park for Ipswich Town in 2011 after making 70 league appearances and scoring five goals.