Niall McGinn says it is about time Aberdeen won a major trophy and is hoping Wednesday's trip to Dunfermline will provide a solid base for a strong run in this season's Scottish Communities League Cup.
The Dons have not reached a final for 12 years and have failed to win a trophy since 1995.
The 25-year-old midfielder who moved to Pittodrie from Celtic in the summer said: "It's a massive club with a good history.
"There is no reason why we can't go on a run of victories and a good cup run.
"A club like this wants big days out at Hampden with good crowds following you.
"You want to play against bigger teams and going on a cup run gives you the chance to do that."
"These cup games are always tough, especially away from home against Dunfermline, who had a good result at the weekend (4-0 over Livingston) and will be on a high.
"They will be looking to take the scalp of an SPL team. But if we play to our capability there is no reason we can't come away with a win. You have to go in with the right attitude."