Wes Burns is determined to make up for missed opportunities by winning a trophy with Aberdeen.
The Dons travel to Ayr United tonight in the Betfred Cup as they look to recapture the trophy they hoisted in 2014.
Welshman Burns is keen to get his hands on some silverware after missing out earlier in his career.
He was on loan when his permanent club Bristol City won League One and the Johnstone Paint Trophy in 2015.
Burns has already impressed after scoring against Latvians FK Ventspils with his first touch for the club.
And he put in a quality display against St Johnstone in the league opener.
As the club turn towards their second round clash, he is hopeful he can start strongly in another competition.
And for Burns, winning a trophy is one of his main motivations to move to the North-east.
He said: “It was one of the discussions that pushed me to come up here.
“I spoke to the manager down at Bristol City and he said, although I’m a part of the squad, I was out on loan when they won the JPT (Johnstone Paint Trophy) and League One.
“They said it was not something I had really been a part of, so I need to get that experience where I’m fighting in big games and playing in cup finals and games that are going to determine how the league goes.
“He said I need to get that into my game, so that’s a reason why I’m up here.”
He added: “It was disappointing not to be around the club when they were flying through League One but I think the reason I went out on loan was to be a part of the squad in the following season.”
The Betfred Cup is Aberdeen’s first chance at a domestic trophy this season.
And the club go into the tournament among the favourites.
The club ended a 19-year wait for some silverware in 2014 when they beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle 4-2 on penalties.
After European elimination at the hands of Maribor, the squad are determined to make an impact in the cup.
He said: “Obviously I’m here for the season so I’ve spoken with the gaffer about what we can achieve this season in the various cups.
“The first big disappointment was being knocked out of the Europa League and not getting to the group stages.
“I’ve spoken to him again and he’s said ‘you’re here for the season so set your eyes for the Scottish cups and the league challenge’.”