Jamie Stevenson is targeting cup glory with Peterhead as they go in search of a first national cup semi-final today.
Stenhousemuir stand between Jim McInally’s side and a place in the semi-finals of the Petrofac Training Cup.
With Rangers and St Mirren also still in the competition, Blue Toon midfielder Stevenson knows making Monday’s semi-final draw could carry a lucrative reward for the Buchan team.
A potential trip to Ibrox would bring a huge financial windfall to Peterhead and having beaten Falkirk 5-3 in the last round Stevenson insists his side has nothing to fear.
He said: “It’s a national cup competition and if we could reach the semi-final it would be massive for the players.
“We’ve shown we can compete in a one-off game by beating Falkirk on their own patch and we should be going into the game against Stenhousemuir with confidence.
“It could also be hugely important financially for the club when you look at the teams still in the competition. This is our chance to land a lucrative tie and make a cup final and, hopefully, we can take it.”
The Blue Toon have lost the momentum they built in a strong start to the campaign in August after a run of draws but Stevenson believes they have been unlucky and hopes the lure of a cup semi-final place will help them beat Stenhousemuir at Balmoor today.
He said: “I don’t think there has been much between the teams in the games we’ve played but we’ve been punished a few times for mistakes.
“It sounds simple but if we can keep the errors to a minimum we will come through this tough run and start winning games again.
“We’ve had opportunities to finish off teams but we’ve also been guilty of errors defensively as a team, too. It’s not a case of specific players making mistakes, it has been a team issue but one we have to put right.
“This weekend would be the ideal time to do it as it is a cup tie and a chance to get to a semi-final. If we can beat Stenhousemuir it could be the catalyst we need for our season.”