Rory McAllister wants to get on the Scottish Cup goal trail again after finishing as the competition’s top scorer last season.
The Peterhead striker will line up against Lowland League leaders Kelty Hearts in tomorrow’s second round tie at Balmoor Stadium.
Last campaign, the Blue Toon talisman fired home seven goals in three Scottish Cup ties.
McAllister netted five goals against amateur team Colville Park in round two before adding a brace against League One Raith Rovers in the following round.
His chances of adding to the tally in round four were curtailed as he was only able to be involved as a sub against Dumbarton.
McAllister said: “It was good to score the goals in the cup last year.
“No disrespect to the teams we played against but five of my goals were against an amateur team in Colville Park.
“It was good to be top scorer but at the end of the tournament it doesn’t really matter.
“I only started in two of the three rounds because I only came on as a sub in our last game.
“It would be great to get goals in the cup again this year.
“Last year I got two against Raith when we put them out and then we played Dumbarton.
“It would be good to get a run in the tournament and, hopefully, Peterhead will still be in it after Christmas.”
Peterhead have enjoyed good Scottish Cup runs in the past.
Jim McInally’s men reached round four last term and they did the same in 2012 on the way to landing a glamour home tie with Celtic.
McAllister would love another run in the competition.
The 31-year-old added: “For Peterhead, and most teams at our level, the aims in a season are to do well in the league and have a good run in the Scottish Cup.
“Hopefully, we will get through this round and then have a favourable draw in the next round.
“The Scottish Cup is always exciting because you never know what could happen.
“You can get drawn with a Junior team or you can draw Rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen or Hearts if you win a couple of games.
“It’s important to get your name in the hat for the next round and then, hopefully, get a big draw.
“I got to the quarter-final in my time with Brechin City. We should have beaten St Johnstone and reached the semi-finals.
“It’s a one-off game so you never know what can happen.”
Kelty Hearts have started the season well and are top of the Lowland League, but they were rocked by the recent resignation of boss Tam Courts.
The club, who have ambitions to play in the SPFL, have now attracted former Rangers and Scotland captain Barry Ferguson to be their new manager.
McAllister said: “They’ve got ambitions to come up.
“It shows ambition attracting Ferguson, who has played at a very high level and is a young up-and-coming coach looking to make his way.”