John Sutton admits he and the rest of the Motherwell squad are on the hunt for silverware this season.
The Steelmen are currently in Algarve preparing for the forthcoming European and SPFL Premiership campaign, but despite incredible league success in the last seven years, a Cup win remains illusive.
However, the 30-year old striker, who bagged 23 goals last term, says that gives everyone at the club something to really aim for going into the new season.
He said: “Finishing runners-up for the second season in a row was a brilliant achievement but we were disappointed with our Cup performances.
“St Johnstone and Aberdeen are good teams but we feel as though we could have done more.
“We had three cracks at it in the Cups, really. The Europa League was tricky and although you’ve got to credit Albion Rovers in the Scottish Cup, we were extremely disappointed with ourselves.
“Aberdeen did well to win the League Cup but were had a goal disallowed against them in our game that left everyone a little sore.
[pullquote]With the quality of players we have here and the form shown over the last seven years, you’d think we would get a bit further in the Cups or even go all the way and win a trophy.[/pullquote]
“With the quality of players we have here and the form shown over the last seven years, you’d think we would get a bit further in the Cups or even go all the way and win a trophy.
“Hopefully this will be our season, that’s what everybody at the club wants.”
Sutton admits he is really enjoying life back at the club and feels the happiest he has done during his career.
His four-year combined stint at Fir Park is the longest he’s spent with any one club and admits it’s now his home from home.
“I feel really settled here,” he said.
“I know players sometimes get stick for showing a lack of loyalty but it’s tricky. Every time you have a good season, because of the length of contracts nowadays, you’re touted for a move. Then, if you have a bad season, you’re out the door.
“Motherwell is a great fit for me though, it’s a great place to work. I’ve also completed my A License course but haven’t really thought about going into coaching when I finish playing.
“Hopefully I’ve got a few more years then we’ll see what happens.”
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