The Yorkshire-born striker was billed as a 'star of the future' thanks to his performances with York City early on in his career, and his talents were rewarded when Sheffield Wednesday splashed the cash to take him to the Premier League. However, he was used mainly as a substitute, a 'hot prospect' at the club, and he struggled alongside Wednesday when they suffered relegation from the top-flight.
He probably expected more opportunities at a lower level with the Owls, but those opportunities didn't come about and the Owls off-loaded the youngster to City. He no doubt wanted to try and get his career back on-track, working with former England U21 boss Peter Taylor, but he was given few opportunities to stake a claim for a regular starting role.
He actually only bagged one goal for City - ironically against the side he made his name with, York City, but was given few opportunities to find the back of the net. He made just three Premier League starts, making five appearances from the bench, and even fewer appearances in cup competitions.
His stay as a Foxes was therefore brief, and Cresswell moved on to Preston North End, where he enjoyed perhaps the best form of his career. He then went on to play for Leeds United, Stoke City and Sheffield United.