Cameron Bell is hoping Sunday's Scottish Communities League Cup final against Celtic will focus the minds of the Kilmarnock players after a run of poor form.
Kilmarnock have won just once in eight games since their semi-final win over Ayr in January.
However, that victory came at Ibrox when Kenny Shiels' men overcame the hype surrounding Rangers' first game since going into administration to complete a league double over the champions.
And goalkeeper Bell is confident they will do themselves justice against Celtic on Sunday in another high-pressure situation.
"It has been a long time coming," the Scotland international said. "We've struggled over the last few weeks as well.
"Hopefully that has been down to the cup final in the back of people's heads and we can perform on Sunday, because we know we can.
Chances are good
"We have done really well against the Old Firm this season so we know we are not far away from Celtic if we perform on the day.
"It's all about getting everyone to perform to their maximum and we can hopefully go and lift the cup."
Although Killie have struggled for wins in recent weeks, they have only twice conceded more than one goal since the 1-0 semi-final win.
And Bell goes into the match in confident mood, saying: "I think our chances are good. Both teams start at 0-0. They need to score against us first and it's obviously up to me to keep the ball out the net.
"Hopefully I can take my recent form into the game on Sunday and stop them from scoring and you never know what can happen, it's a cup final at the end of the day."