Goal hero Adam Rooney today claimed the Dons will use recent cup pain as motivation to secure trophy glory.
Aberdeen have yet to emulate the success of the 2014 League Cup win.
Knock-out form in recent seasons has been dismal with Aberdeen crashing at the first time of asking in the previous three domestic tournaments – to Dundee, Hibs and Hearts.
Having sustained a Premiership title challenge for the last two seasons the failure to add more silverware is a source of frustration for 28-year-old Rooney.
And it is something he is determined to put right as the Reds ready to face St Johnstone in the League Cup quarter-final at Pittodrie tonight.
Rooney said: “It is disappointing that we have not added to that League Cup win from 2014.
“If we had won another trophy in the last few years it would probably have been deserved given how our performances have been during that time.
“Our performances in the cup over the last few seasons have not been good. But in the league, we have been very strong.
“We have gone from strength to strength since lifting the League Cup but the one thing we have not done since is lift another trophy. And we want to change that this season.
“We use the frustration of the recent competitions as motivation to go on a strong cup run and hopefully win it.”
It is not only the pain of missed cup opportunities that is fuelling the Dons tonight.
Rooney insisted they will also be tapping for inspiration into memories of the 2014 cup win at Parkhead and the triumphant homecoming in front of 80,000 fans.
He said: “We have experience of winning this competition in 2014 and it is something we want to win again.
“Memories of winning the League Cup at Parkhead do inspire us and for everyone still here that was probably the highlight of our careers so far.
“The lads have talked about the bus journey around the city with 80-odd thousand people there.
“These are the things you remember forever and we want to experience it again.
“All the lads are up for the quarter-final, especially after the good 3-1 win away to Dundee at the weekend.”