Aberdeen keeper Joe Lewis has waited his entire career to play in a final and today vowed to make his first one count.
The 29-year-old has medals for winning league promotion with both Peterborough United and Cardiff City.
Yet Sunday’s League Cup showdown with Celtic at Hampden will be his first final.
And the stopper today warned Aberdeen are ready to fight to lift the trophy in front of a 22,000-strong travelling Red Army.
He said: “We will go to Hampden and show our fighting spirit in the final.
“The last time we played Celtic we showed that spirit and Celtic were hanging on in that one (1-0 loss at Pittodrie).
“Although I have promotion medals, three with Peterborough and one with Cardiff, this will be my first final.
“And I aim to make the very most of it.
“We will go to Hampden with the confidence that we can win the cup.”
Former England squad keeper Lewis won promotion medals for three years straight with the Posh.
They rose from League Two (2008) to League One (2009) and then the Championship (2010). He knows what it takes to be successful – and sees those ingredients at Pittodrie.