West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell has revealed his delight at the club’s deadline day business last week.
The Hammers have enjoyed a mixed start to the new Premier League campain, registering historic wins away to Arsenal and Liverpool either side of back-to-back home defeats to Leicester City and Bournemouth respectively.
It was those losses that highlighted a number of weaknesses in new boss Slaven Bilic’s side, which included a lack of width as well as strength in depth in key areas.
But Bilic addressed those issues by signing wingers Michail Antonio and Victor Moses, Barcelona midfielder Alex Song and Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic in an extremely busy final 12 hours of the summer transfer window.
And Cresswell admits the new arrivals have already impressed in training and that he’s excited to return to action in Monday’s night’s meeting with Newcastle at the Boleyn Ground.
He told the Hammers’ official website: “There were four who came in on the last day, and we know Alex from before.
“But the ones that came in during the summer as well have been fantastic from the moment they walked in the door and hopefully the new boys can hit the ground running straight away as well on Monday (against Newcastle).
“We have brought four in and it definitely adds to our strength in depth.”
Cresswell, who played every minute of the Hammers’ Premier League season last term, was voted as the club’s Hammer of the Year by the fans in his first season following his £4m switch from Ipswich Town last summer.