The Pompey manager sends out his team to tackle Blackburn in the Carling Cup tonight after signing a bumper, new three-year deal, admitting: "It would be nice to win a trophy.
"I have not enjoyed too much success in the cups, but if we beat Blackburn we will be in the quarterfinals and you have to start taking it seriously.
"At home we are a match for anyone and our away form this season has been pretty good too.
"We are not going to win the Premier League and one of the big four usually wins the FA Cup, so this is our best chance of a trophy. Our fans would love a day out at Wembley."
Pompey keeper David James said: "Of course this is a competition that we can win. We are not afraid of any team and capable of beating anyone.