Last Updated: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:04
Cardiff defender Mark Hudson is confident his side can avoid relegation despite being favourites to return to the Championship.
Hudson agreed a new two-year deal with the Welsh outfit on Tuesday to remain with the club until 2015.
The 31-year-old believes that the squad has plenty of strength and is more than capable of challenging the more established sides to retain their place in the Premier League.
Bluebirds manager Malky Mackay has revealed he is looking to add a few fresh faces to keep players on their toes and ensure safety.
Hudson acknowledges Cardiff are underdogs going into the new season but insists they are capable of holding their own in the top flight.
He said: "Of course, everybody is going to put that label on us because it is a big test for us and the club.
"But we have been gearing up for this for a long time and we are prepared and are going to do things properly.
"I am fully convinced that we have enough in this squad already, with the new additions, not just to survive but to compete at a great level in the Premier League."
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