Fabio Da Silva has claimed that he believes that Cardiff city have enough quality in the ranks to be able to achieve promotion in the first attempt. The club were relegated from the Premier League after just one season in the top flight. Fabio, who spent last season on loan at the club, made the move permanent from Manchester United in January 2014. This is the first time he will not be with his brother Rafael Da Silva during the pre-season. Despite this, Fabio is hoping that Cardiff can return to the top flight as soon as possible.

Cardiff looked like being able to survive in the top division midway through the campaign, but their season was thrown into a lot of confusion after Cardiff owner fell out with manager Mackay. This led to Mackay being sacked despite results having been acceptable. The arrival of the inexperienced Solskjaer meant that the club were unable to prevent relegation. The off-season, though, has been promising so far after the club has made key signings like Federico Macheda. The Italian striker, who comes on a free transfer from Manchester United, says that the presence of Solskjaer was crucial in coming to Wales.

The Italian striker has proven to be a good goalscorer at this level and his presence may help Cardiff achieve their dream of promotion back to the top flight. “I believe in the plan they have for our future here. Everyone in the team wants us to bounce back and I really hope we will bounce back this season. When I’m back home in Brazil I always play [football] with friends. I still keep on working so I feel great. Every game I have to impress the manager and work hard every day because that’s what pre-season is about,” said Fabio Da Silva.