Hudson: We're here to compete

Cardiff City captain Mark Hudson is confident his side has what it takes to survive in the Premier League.

Last Updated: 20/06/13 at 09:55 Post Comment

Mark Hudson: Relishing opening-day trip to West Ham

Mark Hudson: Relishing opening-day trip to West Ham

The central defender was speaking after his side's fixtures had been released, something Hudson admitted made the club's promotion finally sink in.

Hudson conceded that the players knew that promoted clubs were likely to find things tough, but that the morale and togetherness in the squad would prove vital.

"We know that it's tough for new sides. We have no illusions about that but we've made it to the Premier League," Hudson told Sky Sports News.

"We are here to compete. That's something that we've always had.

"We stick together, we won't get carried away with things, we'll work hard and we'll get things right on the training ground."

Cardiff travel to West Ham on the opening day, followed by a home game against Manchester City, a fixture which Hudson believes will excite fans.

"It's a great trip for us to start the season. We've been watching West Ham and how well they did last year. In addition, the first home game against Man City is going to be great for the fans.

"It has been a bit surreal until now. When it comes out and you see the teams you will be facing it's exciting times and it starts to sink in."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

W

ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

CamberleyGooner
The Back To It Gossip

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter announces he will resign as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter has announced he is to resign as president of FIFA and an election will be held to decide his successor.

Sepp Blatter to quit: Names in frame for FIFA top job

After FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced he will step down from the role, we look at the candidates to replace him.

Sepp Blatter to quit: Timeline leading to resignation of FIFA boss

We look back on the timeline of events which culminated in Sepp Blatter announcing his resignation as president of FIFA.

Mail Box

Liverpool 2015 Feels Like Liverpool 2011...

One Mailer says Benteke = Carroll, Bellamy = Milner and Clyne = Downing. Plus we have U21 Euro impatience, farewell Rio, Rafa Benitez, Milner, FIFA and title play-offs...

Calling Carlo For Liverpool... Please

One Liverpool Mailer wants a manager who isn't starstruck by the job. Plus why Milner has now become overrated, play-offs for the title, Ronaldinho and democracy..

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company