Dean Furman wants Oldham to make good on an early-season pledge when they face Chesterfield in their Johnstone's Paint Trophy final.
Latics' cup heritage of Wembley visits in the 1990s has seemed a long way away in recent seasons and skipper Furman admits it was something the club wanted to address this term.
As Paul Dickov's side lie two games away from a showpiece finale on the back of a glamorous FA Cup trip to Liverpool earlier this month, the 23-year-old midfielder is eager for further progress.
"One of the things we said at the start of the season was it's important that we do well in the cups this year," Furman said.
"Obviously the league's our bread and butter but over the last three years Oldham haven't had a cup run in any competition.
"So to get two cup runs, obviously the big away game at Anfield, and the prospect of playing at Wembley adds up to an exciting 2012."