Luther Burrell: 'Dynamic' Northampton Saints ready for Leicester Tigers clash
Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell says they will be in "right in the mix" for a top-four finish if they can beat Leicester Tigers on Saturday.
Saints are sixth in the Premiership, four points behind fourth-placed Bath.
England international Burrell, 29, is available to make his comeback after eight weeks out injured.
"The contacts are a little bit more physical because everyone is getting themselves mentally into the place they need to be to compete," he said.
Saints, who missed out on last season's play-offs, finishing fifth in the table, five points adrift of Leicester. will also be boosted by the return of members of England's Six Nations title-winning squad.
"We are in a position where if we put in a good performance this weekend we are right back in the mix," Burrell told BBC Radio Northampton.
"We can't get ahead of ourselves. The story of our season has been like a rollercoaster but we've got our internationals back, they've added a bit of edge in training this week."
Team-mate Kieran Brookes will again be facing the club where he spent two years of his career.
"It is a last big push," the prop said. "Potentially we can still get in to the top four if we get wins and results go our way."