The St Mirren manager missed out on Raith Rovers' shock League Cup final win over Celtic at Ibrox in 1994 after suffering an injury in training days earlier.
On Sunday he will get the chance to be involved when Saints face Hearts in the Scottish Communities League Cup final.
But he insists he will be thinking more about the club than himself when he walks out to 50,000 supporters.
The 43-year-old said: "I'm not really excited about it, I will be immensely proud on the day.
"It's an absolute honour and privilege to serve this wonderful football club and I'll certainly be enjoying that.
"I'm delighted at this stage of my young managerial career that I have managed to get to a national cup final and we want to go and win it.
"Once you get there it's a great feeling but it quickly sinks away and you realise you have got to go and win it now."