Swansea City manager Kenny Jackett said the LDV Vans Trophy final was now a major aim after their 4-0 win over Rushden and Diamonds.
Jackett had previously down-played the tournament and selected a much-weakened side for Tuesday's game.
But after firing through to the southern area quarter-final he seems to have had a change of heart.
"It's a very important cup, with many of the favourites out we've got real ambitions of winning," said Jackett.
"We're three rounds from the Millennium Stadium, so now we're just hoping for more home draws.
"It was right to make the changes to the team, the side looked well balanced, enthusiastic and passionate."
Despite his delight with his second-string outfit, Jackett was non-committal on whether any of them had forced their way into contention for Saturday's league visit to Tranmere.
"The weekend's a different game and we'll see, but that performance shows that the club is heading in the right direction," he told BBC Sport Wales.
Andy Robinson impressed the manager with his two-goal salvo, and the midfielder says he hopes it will win him consideration.
"It's been hard to try and force my way into the team, so it was nice to get a start," said Robinson.
"It's always good to score, so I hope I've given the boss some headaches for Saturday.
"That wasn't a bad second string we had out there. We're all pushing for selection and gave a good, dominant team performance from beginning to end."