Cardiff City's stand-in captain Sean Morrison believes the club can win promotion this season.
Cardiff start their campaign at home to Fulham on Saturday, having ended last term 11th in the Championship.
Centre-back Morrison, 24, will skipper the team with goalkeeper David Marshall out suspended, and he believes Cardiff can return to the Premier League.
"Definitely. If we can carry on with the form we finished with last season," said Morrison.
"With the players we've got, there's no reason why we can't be in the top six and contend for automatic promotion."
Morrison joined Cardiff from Reading in August 2014 and made 42 appearances during his first season with the Bluebirds.
With fellow centre-backs Bruno Ecuele Manga and Ben Turner out injured, the former Swindon defender is set to feature regularly again in the new campaign.
After a calmer summer with limited transfer activity, Morrison believes Cardiff can compete for promotion.
"I think last year was a difficult year," he added.
"I came in almost a year ago and it was a difficult period for the club. There was a lot of change.
"Now we've got a solid group of players. There hasn't been much activity during the [transfer] window, so we've got that core of players and we're in a really good place."