Bath coach Toby Booth has called on his side to keep pace with the league's top four sides ahead of visiting Wasps this weekend.
Currently seven points outside the playoff places, Booth has acknowledged that his side must begin to build momentum against their fifth-placed hosts on Sunday after a 22-0 home defeat to Saracens and a 12-12 draw with Exeter.
"It is all about hanging in there and making sure that we remain in the mix," said Booth to the Bath Chronicle.
"We are only one win behind that group at the top, so we need to get ourselves in position for when the next round of matches get under way.
"That's when everything starts to get a bit more serious, so it's important that we keep ourselves in touch."
"They've [Wasps] certainly improved since we played before and are on a good run of results at the moment."
"That creates confidence, which in turn allows you to play better and with more freedom.
"It's going to be a tough test for us because they played extremely well at the weekend. We're going to have to be right on our mettle from the word go.
"Wasps play an expansive style of rugby, so we are going to have to be right on our game in both attack and defence because we know they have players with the ability to cause us problems."
"The good news for us is that Nick Abendanon was injured last week but is available for selection again this weekend."