Hudson adamant current Cardiff squad can cope in Premier League

The Bluebirds have so far been frustrated in their attempts to add to their squad but the club captain is confident the current roster already have enough top-flight quality
Cardiff skipper Mark Hudson believes the current squad have enough quality to make a mark on the Premier League and has urged manager Malky Mackay not to turn to the chequebook.

The Bluebirds sealed the Championship title last season but are yet to add to their squad which will make avoiding relegation the chief target ahead of their top-flight debut.

But Hudson believes the Scot can look towards the current squad to provide the quality needed to survive a battle against the drop next season.

“Yes, there will be a few players coming in I’m sure, but nothing too drastic is needed,” Hudson told reporters.

“We have a squad packed with talent and we enjoyed winning the title, it’s back to business."

Hudson admits the upcoming season will be a personal celebration as much as it is a team one, although the 31-year-old also warned his side must focus from the outset to avoid an immediate drop back to the second tier.

He added: “Being captain of Cardiff City in their first Premier League season is going to make me so proud, the highlight of my career so far.

“The fixtures are out. Cardiff City are a Premier League club and that can sink in at last.

“But although we all enjoyed winning the title, now it’s back to business.

“Every player will relish what’s ahead of us but we have such a challenge ahead – and our aim from day one is to secure our place at Premier League level for a second season. That’s the target – and one we believe we can achieve.”