LOCK Anton Bresler believes it is “anyone’s game” in the fight for survival as Worcester Warriors head into their final five Gallagher Premiership fixtures.

Twelve points are between fifth place and the relegation zone with only three separating second-from-bottom Warriors and a resurgent Newcastle Falcons side.

Worcester travel to Coventry on Saturday (3pm) to face an eighth-placed Wasps team who have lost their past four league games.

Bresler said the battle to stay up has helped to “light that fire to do better” and was optimistic of his side’s chances of avoiding the drop.

“If you look at the log it’s still anyone’s game from fifth to 12th,” said the 31-year-old Namibian.

“If we can put out great performances in the next couple of weeks we are pretty confident that we will climb the league table.

“I have never played in a competition that has the whole relegation challenge going on.

“It does sit in the back of your mind but it sort of helps spur you on and light that fire to do better.”

Warriors came within inches of beating Wasps on the opening day of the season as a last-gasp drop-goal attempt by Duncan Weir sailed narrowly wide in a 21-20 defeat.

But Worcester came out on top in their past meeting at Sixways, winning 35-23 in the Premiership Cup in February.

Warriors have lost on their four previous visits to the Ricoh Arena but Wasps have won just three times at home this season.

However, Bresler described Dai Young’s side as “world-class” with the likes of England stars Joe Launchbury, Elliot Daly and Nathan Hughes set to take to the field.

“They have got all their superstars back,” Bresler said.

“The Premiership is not an easy league, every weekend is brutal.

“But it’s something we look forward to.

“I know they are not doing too well but let’s just focus on all the things we are good at and make sure we tidy up on our weaknesses and the things that have been costing us.

“(Wasps’ bad form) is probably sitting uncomfortably in the back of their heads.

“But it’s just another game for us that we really want to win.

“You need that good start to set the tone for the game. If you start well it also helps with the confidence and the buzz around the team. It’s crucial.”

Bresler has made 20 appearances for Warriors this term with his latest coming in the morale-boosting 27-25 victory at Bristol Bears two weeks ago.

“I would say that was personally one of my best games to be involved in,” said Bresler on Worcester’s performance at Ashton Gate.

“We knew they were going to be tough and obviously having watched that game again they were.

“We just kept telling ourselves to keep grinding and staying in the match and eventually the game was going to open up which it did.

“There were a couple of errors that we would not normally make and all credit to Bristol for putting pressure on us.

“But we ended up walking away with the win which was great.”