Hearts winger Andy Driver admits he is struggling to sleep with excitement over the all-Edinburgh Scottish Cup final.
The Tynecastle wide man said he feels like a schoolboy again at the thought of hitting a glory winner against city rivals Hibs.
Driver said: “You dream of these moments when you are younger. When I go to bed at night just now I feel like I’m 15 again, dreaming of scoring the winner in the Scottish Cup.
“I think my sleep pattern’s mixed up a bit at the moment.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and if we come away with a victory it will make everything worthwhile and be the most memorable moment of my life.
“We just have to treat it as another 90 minutes. We know that losing is not an option and we have to concentrate on that.”
Oldham-born Driver, 24, looks likely to start the match at Hampden on Saturday but it could all have been so different for him when he fell out with the Hearts hierarchy in December.
Wages were arriving late and Driver was struggling to get into the team in the winter but after patching things up with the club he now wants to prove once and for all that he loves being at Hearts.
Driver said: “We’ve got a chance now to forget about all the bad times and just come away with good memories. It was tough over the Christmas period but we knew all along that a good cup run and on-field matter could make the season a lot better.
“I think it got a little bit blown out of proportion but that was at a time when things were hard but we sat down and everything got sorted out and I think the less said about that now, the better.
“At the weekend I want to show that I do want to be at the club and prove people wrong.”
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