Kevin McNaughton signs new Cardiff City contract

Defender Kevin McNaughton has signed a new one-year contract extension with Premier League new boys Cardiff City.

McNaughton is Cardiff's longest serving current squad member, having joined the club from Aberdeen in May 2006.

The 30-year-old has made over 250 first-team appearances during his seven year spell with the club.

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Good, experienced professionals like Kevin are essential for a squad's success

Malky Mackay Cardiff City manager

"I'm delighted to have committed my future to the Club and I'm buzzing for the challenge ahead," McNaughton said. 

"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."

The Scottish international was Supporters Club's Player of the Season in 2011 and played a big part during City's 2012/13 season Championship run-in.

"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," Cardiff manager Malky Mackay said.

"Good, experienced professionals like Kevin are essential for a squad's success.

"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."