Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is determined to bring more cup success to Pittodrie next season.
The Dons were forced to watch at the weekend as Celtic, Rangers, Dundee United and Hibernian contested for a place in next month’s Scottish Cup final at Hampden.
The Reds’ tilt at the national trophy ended at the first hurdle with defeat by Hearts at Tynecastle in January, while their League Cup campaign also ended in the capital with a 2-0 defeat at Hibernian.
McInnes guided the Dons to a first trophy in 19 years when they lifted the 2014 League Cup but the Aberdeen manager wants more days out at Hampden.
He said: “We want to make sure that is not the only trophy we are celebrating here and we have the potential to win more.
“There have been six different winners of the League Cup over the last six years.
“Most teams can win a cup but it takes a strong team with many qualities to amass the points we have over the last few seasons.
“The consistency of the team has been very pleasing. The players have shown that competitiveness in every match.
“While we are pleased with where we are and the players deserve praise, we are still looking to improve. Hopefully, we are reflecting next year on more successes.”
McInnes’ Dons, who take on St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Friday, are closing in on a second consecutive top-two finish in the Scottish Premiership.
He added: “We have had more good days than not.
“We always put a team on the pitch that looks to win and play the right way.
“I feel we have a team I can trust. But it is always important that the club continues to do everything it can to improve and be successful.”