Saracens head coach Steve Diamond has named his side for Saturday's Zurich Premiership clash at Gloucester.
With a minimum of a fifth place finish assured, the Men In Black travel to a SOLD OUT Kingsholm with a number of permutations still possible in the shake-up for European and end of season play-off places.
Diamond said: "There are a number of different equations that are still possible going into the game, but all we can do is work hard at Gloucester, try to get the win and then see what happens with all the other results.
"What we want to do is try and keep our momentum going, but we know Gloucester have a very good side and they don't lose many games at Kingsholm so we will have to be at our best."
Diamond welcomes back Taine Randell and Cobus Visagie into the starting line-up with Glen Jackson returning on the bench. Ben Skirving and Richard Haughton are included in the eight replacements named which will be finalised on Saturday morning.
However, David Seymour has been ruled out after picking up an ankle injury in the game against Leicester and Ben Russell has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering an abdominal injury in training.
Team vs Gloucester
15 Thomas Castaignede
14 Ben Johnston
13 Kevin Sorrell
12 Dan Harris
11 Tevita Vaikona
10 Mark Bartholomeusz
9 Kyran Bracken
1 Kevin Yates
2 Raphael Ibanez
3 Cobus Visagie
4 Kris Chesney
5 Simon Raiwalui
6 Taine Randell
7 Richard Hill
8 Hugh Vyvyan (c)
Gloucester have been in good form in recent weeks, but Backs Coach Tim Taylor knows that the Cherry and Whites will have to be at their best on Thursday evening (kick off 7:45pm) against a Stade Rochelais side flying high this season.
Speaking to GRTV after the bonus point win over Bristol, back row Lewis Ludlow revealed that despite a tricky first half, Gloucester backed their skills to come through, a faith that was evident in a strong second half showing.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
Speaking immediately after the game, skipper Willi Heinz thought that Gloucester had executed their game plan reasonably well and competed hard against Saracens. However, it wasn't enough but the squad will have plenty to work on this week ahead of the derby match against Bristol.
Having named an unchanged starting XV for the past three Aviva Premiership games, Gloucester Rugby ring the changes and retain only five players for Thursday's visit of Stade Rochelais in the European Rugby Challenge Cup (kick off 7:45pm).