I will play anywhere, says Cresswell

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FATHER-of-four Richard Cresswell insists he does not care where he plays for Sheffield United.

The Bridlington-born player was recalled to the starting line-up for the victory over Rotherham United in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy (JPT) in midweek.

Manager Danny Wilson opted to pair Chris Porter with Ched Evans in attack, meaning Cresswell was stationed on the left wing for the majority of the contest before being switched up front late on.

It was Cresswell’s first start since the 3-0 drubbing at home to Huddersfield Town. Wilson introduced Cresswell as a second-half substitute versus Colchester United, Wycombe Wanderers and Charlton Athletic before handing him a start at the Don Valley.

The forward, who notched four goals in August when leading the line, said: “I love playing football. I am 34 and I am as fit as I ever have been and if the gaffer wanted me to play in goal I would do!

“I want to play and I will go out there and give it my best wherever I play.”

The draw for the area quarter-finals of the JPT will be made on Saturday morning. United are potentially four matches away from a trip to Wembley but Cresswell is refusing to look beyond the next round of the tournament.

“We are just going to take each tie as it comes,” he said. “It was always going to be tough against Rotherham. They were up for it after a couple of poor results but it was nice to come out with the win in the end.”