Inverurie Locos’ Martin Bavidge wants to take advantage of what may be his last cup final.
Locos face Banks o’ Dee in the Aberdeenshire Shield final at Huntly tonight and 36-year-old Bavidge reckons it could be the last cup final of his career.
The ex-Peterhead striker was going to hang up his boots at the end of last season but was persuaded to carry on by Harlaw Park boss Scott Buchan.
He said: “I don’t know as far as playing is concerned whether there will be a huge amount more of cup finals.
“It would be nice – if this is to be the last season – to go out with a trophy.”
Bavidge has won the Shield twice, with Peterhead in 2010 and with Inverurie in 2014.
That triumph two years ago was the last trophy won by the Aberdeenshire team and Bavidge thinks claiming the Shield would make Inverurie’s season.
“It’s a huge game for our season,” he said.
“When you look back on a season and you’ve won a cup then that’s a huge positive.”
Dee co-manager Sandy McNaughton is intent on them becoming the first Junior team to win the Shield since its inception in 1990.
The man who is joint boss alongside Tommy Forbes said: “Nobody has done it so it gives us an extra incentive.
“But we know it will be very tough against Locos.
“We’ll need to be at the top of our game, as we have been throughout this tournament, to get a result.
“We’re confident we can win, it’s just about being able to produce the performance.
“However, every game is different and we don’t expect it to be any easier tonight against Inverurie.”