Leicestershire lead Worcestershire by 312 runs with five second innings wickets remaining
Steve Rhodes is backing Worcestershire's batsmen to rise to the challenge when they face the prospect of a daunting victory target in their Frizzell County Championship match against Leicestershire here today.
"We have got the batters to do it without doubt," said the Pears' head coach, whose side have lost five of their last six Division Two matches.
He added: "Potentially, the top six, seven, eight, as Kabir Ali has proved, can all bat well. And nine, ten and 11 are not that bad!
"We back ourselves fully from one to 11 but you can't get away from the fact that it will be the fourth innings and the fourth day. Naturally wickets do deteriorate. They do get more difficult to chase down runs, so the percentage is likely to go more in favour of Leicestershire. So it will be tough but we'll give it a good go."
Rhodes also explained why Pakistan pace ace Shoaib Akhtar bowled only three overs yesterday.
He said: "We were trying to keep things tight with the spin. Unfortunately we have had some headaches this year with over rates and we were determined to keep well ahead.
"The over-rate situation has been so hard on us in a lot of ways because you are in the hands of umpires and people with watches and all sorts of things like that. It can cost you dearly."
Rhodes' team began the day on 177 for four off 51.4 overs with the initial target of notching a further 79 to avoid the follow-on for the second match in a row.
It was a test they passed despite the unsettling dismissals of Steve Davies and Vikram Solanki.
Young Davies added only one boundary to his overnight score of 21 before he misjudged a David Masters delivery and had his off bail trimmed.
Skipper Solanki, on 24 overnight, moved to 44 before getting into a mess when he reached for a ball from Charl Willoughby and became a fifth victim for wicketkeeper Paul Nixon.
At that stage Worcestershire required another 45 to prevent the follow-on - a hurdle that was safely overcome by determined Gareth Batty and Kabir.
They put on a crucial 75 in 24 overs before slow leftarmer Claude Henderson stormed his way into the spotlight by grabbing four wickets in the space of nine balls for only four runs.
His dramatic sequence began with the capture of Batty and Shoaib in successive deliveries.
Gritty Batty played back and was trapped leg-before for 46, including six fours, before Shoaib offered no resistance.
Henderson then trapped Ray Price lbw and bowled Matt Mason to finish with figures of four for 72.
With Kabir undefeated on 37, it left Worcestershire to reflect on a disappointing failure to capture a third batting bonus point by being all out for 290 in 92 overs.
Kabir wasted little time making his presence felt again when Leicestershire began to build on their healthy lead of 115.
Firstly, the Moseley-born paceman had first-innings century-maker John Maunders snapped up at first slip by Chris Gayle and Darren Robinson caught behind by Davies.
Worcestershire's hopes of capitalising on the visitors' uncertain start, however, were frustrated by a 52-run partnership, spanning 14 overs, between Tom New and H D Ackerman.
It ended when another slip catch by Gayle, off off-spinner Price, accounted for Ackerman for 16.
New, who survived a difficult slip chance to Gayle while on 37, fell one short of a half-century when he was bowled off stump by Kabir.
Aftab Habib, who put on 49 with Darren Maddy, ended unbeaten on a well-earned 52 which included three fours off 121 balls.