Aberdeen defender Andy Considine believes the Dons must give Scottish football a timely tonic.
The Dons face Bosnian side NK Siroki Brijeg at Pittodrie on Thursday in the Europa League’s second qualifying round.
Derek McInnes’ Reds are the only Scottish representatives left in the competition after Rangers and St Johnstone both fell at the first hurdle.
Pedro Caixinha’s Gers suffered a humiliating exit at the hands of Luxembourg club Progres Niederkorn, while St Johnstone were beaten 3-1 on aggregate by Lithuanian’s FK Trakai.
Considine said: “We have tried to carry the flag the last couple of years and gone that bit further than the other Scottish teams in the Europa League.
“It would be nice to go one step further and get into the play-off round, if not make the group stages.
“It is going to be a tough ask but we have come against very good sides before and brushed them aside.
“Rangers won their first game and still went out. We went to Luxembourg to face Fola Esch last year and we were shocking.
“They beat us 1-0 on the night and we probably should have been knocked out but we managed to hold on. It is not an easy place to go.
“Bosnia certainly isn’t going to be an easy place. We have prepared all week and we have another hard week ahead of us.”
The Dons have made it to the third qualifying round three years on the trot during McInnes’ time in charge at Pittodrie.
But Considine hopes his side can go at least one step further this year. If the Dons were to make it past NK Siroki then they could face the likes of Everton, Marseille, AC Milan and Zenit St Petersburg in the next round.
Considine added: “That would be great. There are some big names in the third qualifying round and that is why we are in European competition. We want to test ourselves against these big teams.
“We have had some special nights at Pittodrie and we want to bring them back and if we could go that one step further it would mean a lot to everyone.”