Mackay relaxed over schedule
Cardiff boss Malky Mackay is confident his side can cope with any fixture congestion because of their experiences in the Championship.
The Bluebirds travel to West Ham on Tuesday for a third-round Capital One Cup tie that will take place just two days after the last-gasp 1-0 defeat to Tottenham.
Mackay is expected to ring the changes for the trip to Upton Park but he expects there will be no drop in the full-blooded effort he has seen in their Premier League fixtures.
"I think it is easier for us to retain that work-rate when we have a number of games as there are slightly fewer games than in the Championship, where we regularly played Tuesday and Saturday," he said.
"You now have more time to recover and we have a lot of good people here in terms of our sport science and medical people who help the players recover.
"They are a very fit bunch, they run hard for each other and that will not change over the course of the season.
"No matter what happens in terms of results the effort will not change, it has not for two years and it will not start now.
"We were terrific against a real top team on Sunday.
"We have played three of last season's top six at home and we have absolutely gone at them toe to toe and our fans have seen that and I am very proud of them and going forward I am glad to be in the trenches with them."