Saracens hold no fear for Newcastle - Jimmy Gopperth
Newcastle fly-half Jimmy Gopperth says the relegation-threatened club has no fear going into Friday's Premiership clash with reigning champions Saracens.
Falcons are four points short of safety and need to better Wasps' result at Bath to be in with a shout for the final day trip to Adams Park.
"We're full of confidence in our game plan," Gopperth told BBC Look North.
"To beat the defending champions would show we're deserving of being in the Premiership next season."
He added: "That is one thing we're fighting for and trying to do on Friday night.
"We've got a lot of fit dudes on the paddock so we've got a lot of players to choose from at this time of year."
The trip to Wasps on the final day has been lined up as a potential relegation decider, as Falcons under director of rugby Gary Gold has trimmed an eight-point gap to four following wins against London Irish and Gloucester.
Wasps travel to The Rec for their penultimate game on Saturday, having recorded a defeat by leaders Harlequins in their last outing.
"If it's all square going into the last game, then anything is possible," Gopperth added.
"We have a lot of confidence and we're looking forward to going down there and turning them over, but first things first, we need a result on Friday night."