Fraserburgh’s Marc Dickson says it would “mean the world to him” if he could win the Highland League Cup in his testimonial year.
The Broch take on Formartine United at Mackessack Park, Rothes, in today’s showpiece.
Dickson broke into the Bellslea team in the 2005/06 season and his first winners’ medal was the league cup that term.
This year after 13 seasons with the Buchan club the right-back is being rewarded with a testimonial.
And he would love to win the trophy again.
Dickson said: “It has been a really good season. In the league it’s been really positive.
“I’m not sure if we’ll catch Cove at the top, we’ll need some slip-ups. But Cove have done well.
“And we had the Scottish Cup run and the tie against Rangers. To win a cup would put the shine on this season.
“That is what you play football for, to win medals – something like this to cap off the season would be really good.
“To play Rangers at the start of the year and then if we can win this cup with it being my testimonial year, it would mean the world to me.
“It would be really good and I believe we can do it.
“We have a good squad and everyone has played their part.”
Dickson was named man of the match in his first League Cup final against Cove, as Fraserburgh triumphed 4-1.
He added: “I remember it well because it was my first final with Fraserburgh in my first season.
“I played pretty well and got man of the match and that’s why it stands out.
“Richie Livingstone was sent off for Cove just before half-time.
“It was a tight game before that, but after he was sent off Graham Johnston took the penalty and scored and we steamrolled them in the second half.
“It was a strong Cove side as well. Paul Coutts, who plays for Sheffield United, was in that team, Colin Milne was playing up front and it was a really experienced side.
“We did well and there was a big crowd there at Kynoch Park. It was a great day – one I’ll always remember.
“I’ve had a few cup wins since then so I’ve been lucky.
“But I wouldn’t mind another league cup medal (tomorrow). It would be a bit like coming full circle and hopefully I can get it.
“It’s such a hard cup to win and after we won the first in 2006 I thought we’d win a lot more league cups but we haven’t been near it since.
“With every team in the league being in it, it’s hard to win. We’ve played Cove and Nairn and now Formartine in the final.
“The Broch have only won the league cup twice in 118 years which shows you how hard it is to win this competition.”