Dons midfielder Wes Burns believes the Reds are more than capable of winning this year’s Betfred Cup.
The Dons progressed to the quarter-finals of the competition with a 2-1 victory at Ayr United on Wednesday.
Burns was named man of the match for an impressive display which included providing the assist for the game’s opener – a Daryll Meggatt own goal – and twice hitting the crossbar.
The Dons have a home draw in the last eight of the competition against St Johnstone, with the game being played on Thursday, September 22.
The on-loan Bristol City midfielder said: “We have the squad and the strength in depth. Aberdeen showed last year when they were the second-best team in Scotland that they can win big games, so there is no reason why we can’t go all the way.
“St Johnstone are good at what they do and we know all about them having played them last Sunday.”
Burns was disappointed not to notch his second goal of the season against Ayr United having opened his account on his debut in the 3-0 Europa League win against Ventspils.
The Wales under-21 international said: “Everyone has to set a target and I have set 10 goals for the first half of the season.
“If I reach that target then I can set a new one. The players have welcomed me brilliantly, so it’s easy to settle here. I’ve got my dog and girlfriend here, so it’s making it a home from home.
“That’s important. If I’m happy off the field I’m happy on it.”