Coleraine may have already punched their ticket to European football next season, but defender Lyndon Kane insists winning the Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup is still their priority.
The Bannsiders face rivals Ballymena United in this afternoon's semi-final showdown at Windsor Park, which marks the return of senior football after the coronavirus shutdown.
Oran Kearney's boys were deprived of a possible triple trophy success when global football went into lockdown in March. They already had the League Cup sitting proudly on the shelf, while they were hot on the heels of Linfield at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership before the Blues were crowned champions on a points-per-game basis with seven fixtures left to play.
Kane believes his team can still end the campaign on a high but will be looking no further than this afternoon's derby dust-up.
"We know Ballymena will be a big challenge, derby games always are," said the tigerish 23-year-old right back.
"They have players that are a genuine threat and they have a great manager in David Jeffrey.
"In normal circumstances, it would have been a great spectacle, but it's going to be different without the fans. We have to manage the occasion in a different way.
"We are confident in our own ability and we know if we turn up and do our job, then we should be more than capable of making the final. I suppose it's a tough gig for all four semi-final teams, coming into such an important game not having sampled any competitive action since March.
"But it's also a massive incentive because there is a trophy and European football up for grabs. The boys have been buzzing since we came back. It's been different from the normal pre-season stuff, when you usually do a lot of running.
"Everyone kept themselves relatively fit during the four-month lay-off, so we've done a lot of ball work and just done or normal training."
The fact that, unlike the other three competing semi-finalists, the Bannsiders are already guaranteed European football doesn't come into the equation according to Kane
He adds: "Qualifying for Europe by finishing second in the league campaign was massive for us - but that will not affect us in any shape or form. We'll be out to win the Irish Cup.
"People may think the pressure is off us because of our position, but we don't look at it like that. There is the prestige of winning a major trophy - that's what we'll be focused on.
"It was disappointing not getting a crack at winning the league. We were down to the last seven games and we were pushing Linfield at the top. We believe we could have kicked on and given it a good go."
Kane is hoping for a change of fortune in the Irish Cup. He explained: "We won it two years ago, unfortunately I wasn't part of it. I played in the final when we were beaten by Linfield in 2017 but missed out on the win over Cliftonville the following season because of injury, having broken my metatarsal bone two weeks before the final, ironically against Linfield at Windsor Park.
"It was disappointing, but when I recovered, I sustained the same injury in the same foot.
"I've been speaking to Oran about it this week. I think I have played 34 games this season, whereas the last two seasons, I played merely 18 because of the injuries.
"After the season we had last year, if someone had offered us a League Cup win, a runners-up finish in the league and an Irish Cup final semi-final place, we probably would have bitten off their arm - but it could get even better."
• Championship club Newry City have completed the signing of goalkeeper Mark Byrne from Warrenpoint Town.
Byrne was handed a three-month suspension after a brawl at the end of Warrenpoint's Irish Cup exit at the hands of Ballymena United in February.
With the ban now over, he is clear to play for Newry once the new season begins.