St Johnstone defender Tam Scobbie is relishing the prospect of another Euro campaign.
And he believes the plus side of landing a long haul trip to face Europa League rookies Alashkert is that Saints can take a step closer the group stages.
Seeing off the Armenians would set up a tie with Red Star Belgrade or Kazakhstan side Kairat Almaty.
But Scobbie yesterday pledged Saints won’t take anything for granted.
Scobbie said: “If we can get through then Red Star Belgrade could be a massive tie for us.
“They are a huge team, their stadium holds 55,000 and in the past they were one of the top sides in Europe.
“We have played big names before, like Rosenborg, and put them out so it would be great to get another chance at claiming a big scalp.
“In the past we have played a bigger team then got a smaller one, but this season it’s the other way round.
“So first and foremost we have to get through against Alashkert before we can start thinking about anyone else.
“Playing away from home first should help us because we’ve had our best results in Europe doing that.
“I think it suits us because we can go away, suss the other team out and then get them back to Perth.
“When you are at home first you are under pressure to win the game and take something across there.
“Being away you can just settle yourself into the game and take it from there, so I definitely think it’s better.
“If we can go to Armenia and pick up a good result then we’ll give ourselves a great chance.
“Experience will be crucial, we have a core of players who have been competing in Europe for a few years now.
“So hopefully that will help us get through.”
Scobbie isn’t bothered about the six-hour flight or the searing heat.
He said: “There is a long flight involved and a time difference but it will be fine.
“The gaffer will make plans for all that stuff and from what we’re hearing the airport won’t be far away.
“What you don’t want is to arrive somewhere and have a long bus journey ahead of you.
“I had that in Azerbaijan with Scotland under-21s years ago, where we had a three hour bus trip and that’s the worst bit.
“But by the sounds of it there won’t be too much hassle and the lads are experienced in this now.
“So we’ll just be looking to go there, get in and out with a good result to bring back to McDiarmid Park.
“The stadium has been rocking in the past for the European nights so hopefully we can get a result to start with and have the same again this year.
“The nights against Rosenborg and Luzern were incredible so we want more of them.
“Hopefully we will still take a few fans across but it’s not ideal for the supporters.
“I’m sure a few will make the trip because it won’t be as tough to get to as Belarus because of visas and all that stuff.
“Ideally we would have wanted a closer game for them but you can’t control the draw and our job is to now win games so they can get a few trips.”