The stages just get bigger and bigger.
First Europe, then Parkhead, now Hampden.
These are the sort of venues Jayden Stockley sought to grace when he signed for Aberdeen.
Morton lie in wait tomorrow – as does a chance to play a leading role at Scotland’s national stadium.
After moving from the south coast of England to the North-east of Scotland, Stockley asked to be judged on his performances in big games.
Now he has his chance just four months after arriving at Pittodrie.
“There have been some really big games in Europe, playing against Celtic and Rangers as well and the cup games, that’s a big reason why I came up here,” he said.
“You dive straight into the competitions and you have a chance to win some silverware early on in the season.”
Stockley signed from Bournemouth but his owndevelopment was bypassed by the club’s own growth.
The forward did not feature for the Cherries in the English Championship or Premier League.
Now he is keen to sample success for himself and decided the Dons would be the place to do that.
Stockley started the quarter-final at Pittodrie as St Johnstone were vanquished.
Tomorrow’s match will be his first taste of a number of things.
His first semi-final as a professional, his first opportunity to play at Scotland’s national stadium.
After hearing from some of the more experienced faces in the Dons dressing room, he is eager to sample it for himself.
He speaks of how there is a buzz about the club thanks to their recent results and the early opportunity to get into a major final.
So is this the biggest game of his career so far?
“In terms of cup competitions, definitely,” he said.
“There have been games in Europe but in terms of what it means, I would say this is the biggest game of my career.
“These are the games you are desperate to be involved in and it’s come very early, so I’m full of optimism and hoping we can get the win on Saturday.
“We’ve gained a bit of momentum lately, especially with the last few results, confidence is high and we’ve got a lot of respect because Morton are in the same place as us.”