Speaking to the clubs official site, the 22 year-old Swinton lad admitted friends Jamie Annerson, Nicky Law and also the manager Ronnie Moore sold the club to him.
"I am very happy to be back on board," he explains after his previous loan stint back in 2007.
"I felt it was time for a change and when I heard of Rotherham's interest there was no other place I wanted to be. I spoke to both Nicky and Jamie before I signed and they both spoke very highly about every aspect of the club, so it was something that I wanted to be involved in.
"The manager really sold the club very well to me," continued Cresswell. "It is a club that is on the up despite the disappointing end to last season but everything is in place for the club to do very well next season."