Bristol Bears head coach Pat Lam says they will continue to fight for a top-six spot in the remaining three games. Saturday’s stunning victory over second-placed Saracens leaves Bristol sitting ninth and just five points shy of sixth-placed Northampton Saints.
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They still have to play Leicester Tigers, Sale Sharks and Newcastle Falcons and could potentially add another 15 points to their tally. Lam insists they will continue to believe in their ability to reach the top six, which would seal a place in the Champions Cup, until it becomes mathematically impossible.
“Top six, that’s what we’re aiming for,” Lam told BBC Radio Bristol. “Until we’re mathematically told we’re not going to make the top six, we’re still striving for it. “From our own learning and our own growth, we should be in the top six.
But that’s just me being impatient. Sometimes you have to go through the pain to actually appreciate being in there. “So the way we look at it, there are three more games, the next one is Leicester, and there’s another five points, and then you move on to Sale and Newcastle, and if we can get those jobs done then who knows.”