Cardiff City will be coming into the upcoming season looking to replicate their countries outstanding success in the European Championships in France this summer.
Chris Coleman’s side reached their first major tournament in 58 years, and have played beyond expectations as they reached the semi-finals of the competition.
Unlike the capital city, Cardiff have not set the Welsh fans alight after failing to match their top six ambition that has seen the club make several changes for the new campaign.
Russell Slade has been replaced by the club’s number two, Paul Trollope, and the return of play off winning manager Lennie Lawrence who has joined the club as the assistant manager.
The Bluebirds have not made many high-profile signings so far, but one of their main priorities for the summer will be to retain some of their star players.
The club’s strengths lie in the core of the squad, and Paul Trollope will be aiming for his players to step up to push for a top six finish.
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