Tonight’s last-eight clash with Dundee United offers Inverness the opportunity to make up for last season’s semi-final defeat to Hearts at Easter Road.
The Highlanders missed out on their first ever major cup final when they lost out on penalties but Terry Butcher wants his men to use the pain of those memories to inspire themselves towards victory.
“We want to go further than last year,” the former England skipper said.
“It was heartbreaking to go out on penalties against Hearts. We were angry because we thought we should have gone through over the 120 minutes.
“It was really disappointing but we can use that anger and turn it into a winning display against Dundee United and help get ourselves though to the semis.
“A lot of teams will fancy their chances with Celtic being out. There will be a name going on the trophy that wasn’t expected to be there at the start of the competition when it started out. Hopefully it could be ours.
“Celtic going out has spiced things up. Anyone can beat anyone in the SPL.
“It’s not about wonderful football or making 20 to 30 passes. It’s about making sure you are the winner when the ref blows the final whistle.”Join us from 7pm forlive updates from the Caledonian Stadium.