St Johnstone chairman Stevie Brown has spoken of his “pride and joy” at seeing his team reach the Scottish Cup Final.
And Saints will take their largest-ever travelling support with them to Celtic Park for the game against Dundee United on Saturday with 15,000 fans making the trip.
“I am beyond delight. This is beyond my wildest dreams,” Stevie said as he counted down the hours towards the game.
“The appeal of this cup final is absolutely incredible. Taking 15,000 supporters is a tremendous thing for a club like ours.
“It’s the first time in our 130-year history we have made the Scottish Cup Final, so people should make the most of it.
“What a phenomenal season this has been. It started with our Europa League games against Rosenborg and Minsk and has carried on to a top-six finish, a League Cup semi-final and now the club’s first Scottish Cup Final.”
Stevie is building on the foundations his father, Geoff, built and he added: “Firstly, it’s great to get to the Scottish Cup Final and now, having got there, we want to take the next step.”
Stevie has been present at most of Saints’ big games although he did miss their 1989 Scottish Cup Semi-Final 0-0 draw against Rangers at Parkhead in 1989.
“I was being married that day,” he explained. “But I made the replay!”