KILMARNOCK star Dieter van Tornhout hopes his move to Scotland will allow him to end a cup final misery.
The Belgian is set to line up for Kilmarnock when they face Celtic in the final of the Scottish Communities League Cup at Hampden on Sunday, as Kenny Shiels' side bid to cause a shock and end the Hoops' Treble chances.
Van Tornhout has not enjoyed the best of luck in his two final appearances thus far.
He endured a shock 2-1 defeat by Germinal Beerschot when bidding to win the Belgian double with Club Brugge in 2005, before being crocked with a serious knee injury during the Dutch Cup final three years ago when turning out for Roda JC.
But the striker hopes to shake off a hamstring strain to lead the Killie attack at the National Stadium, and he is eagerly anticipating the Ayrshire side's bid for cup glory.
He said: "I have played in two cup finals, one in Belgium and one in Holland.
"I lost two so, hopefully, the third one will bring a better result.
"In Holland, I broke a knee, so it was not a good experience. I was out for nine months.
"That's football, anything can happen. After that you become better for it.
"And now there is a new chance for a cup final and to win a cup. Hopefully next Monday I'll be very happy."
Killie will head into Sunday's Hampden showpiece as massive underdogs as Neil Lennon's side bid to claim the first piece of silverware of the season and move closer to completing a clean sweep of trophies.
Killie have shown up well against both halves of the Old Firm so far this season and van Tornhout sees no reason why the Rugby Park side should be struck down by fear on their big day.
He said: "We need to enjoy the day, the game and try to play as freely as we possibly can.
"They maybe have a little more stress because they can win the three Scottish competitions.
"We should and need to enjoy the day and the game.
"For us, it will be nice to play against bigger teams because they give us a little bit more space.
"We try to play football as much as possible so the big pitch can be an advantage."