Kelle Roos knows the pressure will be on him when he lines up for AFC Wimbledon at Wembley against Plymouth on Monday.
The Dutchman has been to the national stadium before, as part of the wider squad with Derby County when they lost to QPR two years ago.
And he knows the eyes of the world will be on him when he gets his chance to walk out under the arch.
He said: “I'm looking forward to it a lot. When I was there with Derby I didn't play. I'm very excited to go there. After a good week of training we'll be ready.
“It's a bit different than being involved. I was on the pitch in the warm-up and it was incredible. It's a game we want to win.
“The atmosphere will be incredible and you've got to enjoy that and realise that as a player. You're going there to do a job.
“The difference will be we're more responsible for what happens here than what was happening then.
“It'd mean the world to me to win. That's the dream to win trophies and this is our chance to win one. We're going to be up for it.”
The Rams were the better side against Harry Redknapp's Rangers before Bobby Zamora's late winner and the wounds remain fresh at the iPro Stadium.
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But the defeat taught Roos the lesson that you don't always get what you deserve in football.
He added: “The first thing that happened there was I was sitting on the bench with the lads and we were getting wet from the rain.
“I thought that's not how you dream about Wembley. It was good to see as we were better but we didn't get what we deserved and that is possible at Wembley.
“In football, you don't get what you deserve at times. You need to take what's coming.”
Last year's final went all the way to penalties with Southend prevailing against Wycombe and Roos has been researching Plymouth's takers.
“I've been looking at penalties but I've got my own game in my head. I've been studying off the pitch,” he added.
“I've been trying to do the same things over and over again. We do what we do and we trust the process. It's all going to be good.”
It's a remarkable journey for Roos, who moved to England to join Nuneaton three and a half years ago.
He impressed enough to earn a trial at Liverpool before moving to Derby in January 2014.
Roos explained: “I went on a few trials. Clubs were interested but I got positive feedback but I didn't have the experience. It was a question about staying in Holland or moving to England.
“I went to Nuneaton and it worked out well for me. I played my games and that got me a few trials, including one at Liverpool.
“A lot changes in football. I speak to the lads that were there then. For now, there's nobody from Nuneaton I stay in touch with.
“I've got my friends in Derby and they've been in touch. The goalkeeper coach dropped me a text but they know I'm in good hands with Ashley Bayes.”
To mark the League Two play-off final, the club are opening a pop-up shop in Wimbledon that will help build the atmosphere and general air of excitement. The pop-up shop, which will be selling official merchandise for the game, will be located on the ground floor of Centre Court Shopping Centre, and will be open every day from Thursday until Sunday.