Saints not out of it - Hartley
Dylan Hartley believes Northampton can still reach the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup, despite Friday's 21-16 defeat to Castres.
The Saints had to come from behind five days ago to beat Glasgow in their opening Pool Four match but were unable to repeat that trick in France on Friday night.
Northampton were well beaten by the Top 14 side and now find themselves three points off Pool leaders Ulster, who recorded a 19-8 win in Glasgow to take command of the group.
Next up for Northampton is a home game against the Irish province and Hartley believes it is all still to play for as the 2011 runners-up look to reach the last eight.
"We're not out of it," he said. "We've got Ulster next at our place, and we'll know where we are in terms of qualification a lot better after that one. There is still a long way to go in the competition.
"We knew that if we were to be considered contenders for the competition, we need to win games at home against the likes of Ulster and that's where our focus now turns to."