Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill targets four wins from five matches
Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill thinks his team will have to win four out of their remaining five Aviva Premiership games for a place in the top two and a home semi-final.
But it will be some task, because every team Tigers are due to meet will have something to play for.
Third-placed Tigers start with a trip to Sandy Park to play a mid-table Exeter side that raised their hopes of Heineken Cup rugby next season with a memorable win against Harlequins before the break for the LV= Cup.
Tigers then face Northampton (away), Wasps (home), Bath (away) and London Irish (home).
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"We are probably going to have to win four of the last five games for a home semi-final," said Cockerill.
"It's a very tough run-in and we will have to be at our best.
"We start against an Exeter side that play an aggressive brand of rugby, but there is no reason we cannot get a result if we get it right.
"They work very hard for each other and do the simple things well.
"They are based on common sense and hard work. They are very tough to play against and they should take huge credit for that.
"I have a lot of time for them and a lot of respect for (head coach) Rob Baxter. We always share a beer together after the game, win or lose."
Loose-head prop Boris Stankovich, 33, is set to miss the rest of the season after having surgery on a foot.