St Mirren midfielder Sam Foley is hopeful that he can emulate his manager Jim Goodwin and bring cup success to the club.

Goodwin was St Mirren’s captain in 2013 when they defeat Hearts 3-2 at Hampden Park in the 2013 league cup final.

As the competition, now called the Betfred Cup, gets back underway on Saturday with St Mirren facing Aberdeen, Foley is hoping that the current squad can become legends like the players of 2013 have become.

“Anything’s possible”

“It’s the not too distant past that happened, and the manager’s always one to say that anything’s possible. You’re up against a team when it’s 11 v 11, so anything is possible, St Mirren in 2013 proved that was the case, and there’s no reason why this group can’t emulate that” Foley said.

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Sam Foley in action for St Mirren (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

In this bizarre season with no fans in attendance anything could happen, but St Mirren will have to do it the hard way if they are to win their first trophy since 2013.

Won’t be easy to win tournament

It won’t be easy to defeat Aberdeen, even though the Pittodrie team are in a bit of up and down form at the moment. Even if the Saints defeat Aberdeen, you have to think that some big clubs will be in the quarter-final draw, most likely Celtic and Rangers amongst them.

Jim Goodwin lifts the league cup for St Mirren in 2013

Jim Goodwin lifts the league cup for St Mirren in 2013 (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

However, it should be remembered that St Mirren did defeat Celtic in the semi-final back in 2013 when they lifted the league cup, so it can be done.

First thing first though, and Foley and St Mirren need to defeat Aberdeen to keep their cup hopes alive. If they can do that, then the semi-final is only one game away, and anything can happen.

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