Darren Carter's name is inextricably linked with Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and it would be fitting if he competed in the last major final to be staged there next February.
The Carling Cup final is pencilled in as the Millennium Stadium's last showpiece occasion before the completion of the new Wembley, although there is still confusion over whether the London venue will be ready to stage this season's FA Cup final,
Albion's progress in the competition faces a giant obstacle tonight at Old Trafford in the form of an emotionally-charged Manchester United, who will want to pay a fitting tribute to George Best.
Yet Carter and his cohorts are quietly confident after harvesting six goals and four points from their previous two Premiership fixtures.
The 21-year-old has come off the bench to good effect in both encounters against Everton and Middlesbrough and would dearly love to have a shindig in south Wales again.
His only previous Millennium appearance granted him a place for life in Birmingham City's history books during what was an eventful 49 minutes of football.
Replacing Steve Vickers as a substitute, Carter managed to procure a yellow card and go through the whole gamut of emotions before dispatching the penalty that sent Blues into the Premiership in the 2002 play-off final against Norwich City.
However, it was Carter's friend and fellow teenage prot>g> Andrew Johnson who suffered the sickening blow of missing the decisive penalty as Birmingham lost against Liverpool in that season's League Cup final.
Carter had yet to make his first-team debut at that stage, but the rangy midfielder recalls the atmosphere with great affection. "I just missed the League Cup final but I was there watching and it was a great atmosphere," said Carter.
"I don't think it matters whether it is the FA Cup or Carling Cup when you reach Cardiff for the final, as it is a special occasion.
"It would be great for everyone to reach the final and fantastic for the fans. It would be nice to have on your resum> the fact that you played in one of the last Cup finals at Cardiff.
"It is fair to say that I quite enjoy playing there," he added with a wry grin. "I have been there once and it was a good day. Hopefully, there will be more in the future."
While the trip to Old Trafford is arguably the toughest fourth-round contest Albion could have been handed, Carter is bullish about their chances.
He, like his fellow teammates, is aware of the sense of occasion, but insists it is a match that should be relished and not feared. "You have to beat the best teams to get to the final, so I don't think it matters what stage you play them at," he said.
"We won at Fulham in the last round, which was a difficult game, and the trip to Old Trafford will be a special occasion.
"The players are aware of the magnitude of the occasion. All the talk at present is about tributes to George Best and rightly so. It will be great to be involved and pay our respects.
"You can look up to a player like that and everyone is aware just how good he was, so it is hard not to talk about him.
"But everything is coming together for us now and we are scoring goals, which was our downfall a little bit in recent weeks.
"Nathan [Ellington] and [Nwankwo] Kanu are on fire at present and as long as we keep making chances, then I think they are going to hit the net."
Carter has started on the bench for Albion's last three fixtures, but he has no qualms about that statistic while the current incumbents continue to produce excellent performances.
He has already played a major part in Albion's Carling Cup run and is content with operating in a cameo role until another chance for a first-team start presents itself.
"Personally, it is great to be a part of it and the lads have been playing well in recent weeks, so you have to take a back seat until you get your chance; in the last two games, I have come on and tried to contribute," he said.
"The lads are playing well, so you can't do much else but keep your head down and work hard.
"Hopefully I can establish myself, but more importantly, it would be nice to keep this run going."