Mitch Megginson is determined to help Cove Rangers into the Highland League Cup final to make up for missing out on the showpiece two years ago.
The Granite City side lifted the trophy in 2017 but Megginson was suspended and missed the 2-1 win over Formartine in the final.
Tomorrow Cove play Wick Academy at the Balmoral Stadium in the last four of the tournament.
That gives Megginson extra motivation to try to help John Sheran’s men reach the final this year.
The striker, who has scored 41 goals this season, said: “It was the first trophy I won with Cove but my memories are fond and bad.
“I was suspended for the final two years ago and didn’t play so it wasn’t quite the same. That gives me a bit of extra motivation to help the club get through so I can actually play in a final this time.
“But to do that we will have to get past a strong Wick team.”
Cove could end the season with a treble having already won the Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup and also being top of the Highland League.
Although the priority is to retain the title and try to gain promotion to the SPFL through the Pyramid play-offs, Megginson is also keen to add the League Cup to Cove’s trophy haul.
He added: “Finishing the season with a treble is something we’ve thought about.
“We’re at Cove to win trophies and Cove have always usually won something every season for the last few years.
“To end the season with three trophies would be excellent.
“Our priority is to win the league and then see what else we can achieve after that.
“So hopefully we can win this weekend and it gets us to the final and gives us the chance to pick up another trophy.”
Wick are eighth in the Highland League and Megginson knows from experience they are no pushovers.
He said: “We always have a tough game against Wick. Last season we played them at Bellslea in a league game I remember and we drew 1-1.
“The conditions were pretty bad that day, but they still played well. Earlier in the season we won 2-0 up at Harmsworth Park and that was a good result.
“It’s a big game with the chance for both teams to reach a final and we’re taking nothing for granted. We’ll have to be at our best to win.”