Chairman Cecil Duckworth has rallied Guinness Premiership relegation favourites Worcester for the first of "six cup finals" that will decide whether they remain among English rugby’s elite.
The Warriors are clinging to Premiership survival, but time is running out on a three-season stint in the top flight.
Worcester’s cause has been undermined by desperate home league form - seven defeats and a draw - which suggests another tough afternoon when Bath arrive at Sixways tomorrow.
But Duckworth, whose significant financial clout and ambitious business brain drove Worcester towards Premiership status, refuses to accept the game is up. He said: "The Premiership is a very competitive league and someone has to finish bottom, but we have certainly not given up the fight.
"There is not much difference between the top and the bottom teams - the margins are so small between winning and losing. We could have easily won at least six or seven games that we lost this season.
"We now have six games left, and we know we could win all six. Leeds did that two seasons ago, so we know it is possible. It will be a tall order, but it is not over until the fat lady sings!"
After Bath, Worcester’s remaining league programme sees them facing Newcastle and Saracens at home, plus trips to Sale, Bristol and London Irish, so wiping out a seven-point deficit on 11th-placed Northampton would represent some achievement.
Duckworth added: "I have constantly said we have the players, and I know how dedicated and hard-working they are. They, too, are devastated and frustrated at our lack of success.
"We have six cup finals in front of us. The first is against Bath on Saturday, and with a fair wind, it could be the start of something dramatic."
England forwards Danny Grewcock and Lee Mears both return for Bath, while a recalled Zak Feaunati’s presence at number eight suggests the west country club are ready for a fierce physical battle.
Bath head coach Steve Meehan said: "There is going to be a big effort put into this match, because we know they (Worcester) will come out at a million miles an hour.
"Not many sides beat them by a lot of points. They are competitive for 80 minutes, they don’t go to sleep, and to win a game against them you have got to work hard."