Hearts boss Stevie Frail believes the club can still break into the top three this season - if they beat Motherwell today.
"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."