Formartine United midfielder Andy Greig hopes to crown a disappointing season with Highland League Cup success.
The Pitmedden outfit are in the last four of the competition and can still finish the campaign with silverware, with their league form putting them too far behind in the title race.
Formartine have played 19 times and have games in hand on teams above them in the table, but they are still 12 points behind the top four.
However Paul Lawson’s side face Rothes in the last four and Greig hopes they can still end the season with a trophy.
He said: “Here’s hoping – we need to get our heads down. We’ve won two or three cup finals since I’ve been here and got to the final a couple of times as well. That would be the saving grace, if we could possibly do that.
“I can’t put our finger on why we’ve done well in the cups.
“On our day we can do well against most teams in this league.
“It didn’t help so many games being called off as well but we just weren’t good enough.
“But the team has recovered and hopefully we can finish the season strong.”
The former Brora Rangers winger wants to play a key role in any end-of-season surge, after enduring a frustrating campaign at Pitmedden.
Greig added: “I didn’t really play for two months but I feel like I’m getting back at it.
“I’m getting better every game and I want to play as much as I can between now and the end of the season,” added the midfielder.