Last Updated: Sat, 06 Jul 2013 13:08
Kevin McNaughton is 'buzzing' after agreeing a new 12-month contract with Premier League new-boys Cardiff City.
The 30-year-old Scot, who has spent seven seasons with the Bluebirds since joining from Aberdeen in 2006, looked set to be on his way out of the Cardiff City Stadium this summer when his contract was allowed to expire at the end of last month.
However boss Malky Mackay moved to offer him a new one-year deal which will see him play in the Premier League for the first time in his career in the coming campaign.
He said on the club's website: "I'm delighted to have committed my future to the Club and I'm buzzing for the challenge ahead.
"There was a decision to be made this summer as I want to play first-team football. I know that I've a lot of hard work to do to make sure I can achieve that here, but I'm ready for it.
"I didn't want to look back at the end of my career and think that I never gave the Premier League a crack with Cardiff City."
Mackay added: "Kevin has been a terrific servant for this football club and I'm thrilled he's staying with us as we prepare to embark on the Premier League.
"Good, experienced professionals like Kevin are essential for a squad's success and I know this news will please City supporters, as much as it does my staff and I, who know and appreciate what a hard working a dedicated Cardiff City player Kevin is."
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