Keith Watson is confident Dundee United can play their way to more cup success after reaching the last eight of the Scottish Communities League Cup.
The defender signed a new contract with the Terrors before Tuesday night’s win over Queen of the South, his ninth appearance of the campaign.
Having featured just 20 times last season because of injury, Watson is targeting a run in the team and a tilt at adding to the club’s success in the 2010 Scottish Cup.
"I think we have a good enough team to go and win a cup," Watson said. "I think we have a chance, definitely."
He added: "I have played every game so far this season. I'm enjoying playing first-team football and hopefully I can keep my place in the team.
"Last season I didn't play as much first-team football as I would have liked. This season I have played every game.
"I just want to play football. If I'm in the team here every week then I'm happy.
"The club stood by me through injuries and have been good to me. It was good to repay the favour by signing an extension.
"It's always a worry when your contract is coming to an end. It's good to get it sorted so I can just concentrate on my football."
Stuart Armstrong joined Watson in penning a new deal earlier this week, with both having risen through the ranks at Tannadice.
Another youth graduate is 16-year-old winger Ryan Gauld, who has made fleeting but impressive appearances in the league already this year.
"It's quite a young squad we have got, you see wee Gauldy coming on and doing well," Watson said.
"He is only 16 and it shows, if you are good enough, the gaffer is willing to put you in."