Stephen Myler says Saints must focus on maintaining their momentum when Castres come calling at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night.
Myler and Co have won their past five games in all competitions since losing to Leinster at home at the beginning of December.
The 29-17 victory at Ospreys on Sunday kept Saints in the hunt for a place in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals, although progression looks hugely unlikely.
Jim Mallinder’s men would need Leinster to suffer a shock home defeat to Ospreys and Castres to capitulate at the Gardens to stand any chance of topping Pool 1.
While a place as best runner-up depends on Saracens suffering a surprise home defeat to Connacht and Saints bettering Cardiff Blues’ result against Exeter.
Consequently, Myler realises he and his team-mates have little chance of making the Heineken Cup last eight and he is just keen to ensure the rich vein of form continues.
“It’s in Leinster’s hands,” said the fly-half. “It’s out of our control, but what we can focus on is what we can control and that’s continuing to build on the momentum we’ve gained since that game (against Leinster).
“We had a good festive period, got some good results and it’s important we keep trying to improve and keep that momentum going as a club.”