Michael Duff believes Burnley`s squad is stronger now than when they won promotion two seasons ago.
The Clarets reached the top flight via the play-offs in 2008/09 and are gearing up for another promotion push after relegation last term.
Boss Brian Laws has signed Ross Wallace, Chris Iwelumo, Dean Marney and Lee Grant, making Burnley among the favourites for promotion with bookmakers.
Defender Duff told Press Association Sport: "This squad is definitely as strong, if not stronger, than two years ago.
"We played 11 versus 11 in training this week and both teams could do well in the Championship, so hopefully that shows we`ve got strength in depth in the squad.
"Hopefully we can do well because there is certainly great competition for places right throughout the squad."