Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson would love his team to bring glory to the club just like the class of 94.
On the 25th anniversary of the Tannadice side’s historic first Scottish Cup win, Neilson reflected on that memorable day at Hampden when the Tangerines upset the odds to beat Rangers 1-0 thanks to Craig Brewster’s winner.
On that sunny May 21 afternoon, it was a display full of character and skill that halted the Light Blues’ hopes of back-to-back trebles and ended United’s run of final defeats.
Skill and character are two ingredients Neilson’s men will need if they are to overcome St Mirren in this week’s Premiership play-off final.
Certainly, if the current crop of Tangerines need inspiration for Thursday’s home leg and Sunday’s return in Paisley, then they could do worse than watch a video of when captain Maurice Malpas lifted the cup all those years ago.
Neilson recalls United’s wonderful win vividly, having caught it on TV.
The Tannadice boss now hopes to see the Tangeriens’ supporters celebrating 25 years later.
He said: “I do remember the game very well.
“I watched it on the telly and it was a massive occasion and a huge achievement for United.
“They really upset the odds that day.
“At that time Rangers were the strongest team in the country and were winning trophies regularly.
“It turned out to be a memorable day for United, however, and I would like to think this club and these fans can have some more great occasions like that to celebrate before too long.”