Ross County manager Jim McIntyre is hungry for another semi-final adventure at Hampden.
The Staggies host Dundee United today in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup and having led his side to the final of the League Cup, which will be played next Sunday, McIntyre has his sights set on a cup double with County.
He said: “Without a shadow of a doubt, having experienced a fantastic occasion at Hampden in a semi-final this season, we want to experience another one and there is a great opportunity for us to do that.
“The only thing we will be thinking about is getting to another semi-final. We had a fantastic day at Hampden already this season and we want to try to get back into another semi-final and hopefully that kicks on our league campaign as well.”
County face a United side who beat them 3-0 at Victoria Park in the Scottish Premiership a week ago.
McIntyre knows his side’s display fell well short of the standards set, but having watched his team respond in style with a 2-0 win at Kilmarnock on Tuesday, he expects the Tangerines to face a much improved County today.
He said: “We have to give Dundee United credit as they played well and scrapped hard, while we didn’t do enough and got what we deserved.
“But the players bounced back brilliantly, as they have done so often this season, from the poor result we had with a good win at Kilmarnock.
“We’ve got to match the opposition in any game we play and we know we didn’t do that last week.
“We lost two goals from set-plays as well which was frustrating and when the other team gets a lift like that it makes for a long day.
“It is a one-off and a great chance for both clubs to get to a semi-final. We know we are going to have to be a whole lot better than we were last week but we’re ready to do just that.”
Attacker Craig Curran and goalkeeper Scott Fox will miss the game due to injury while forward David Goodwillie is cup-tied after playing for Aberdeen in the fourth round at Hearts.