Hearts boss Stevie Frail believes the club can still break into the top three this season - if they beat Motherwell today.
The Edinburgh side currently sit six places and 14 points behind third place Motherwell and Frail knows they will have to up their game if they are to get into the top half, never mind the top three.
"It is going to be extremely difficult to claw them back," conceded Frail.
"We will not give up, though, and can do ourselves a big favour with a good result on Saturday.
"Our first priority is finishing in the top six and it's vital we achieve that aim so we want a good result this weekend. After that we will see what happens."