Northampton Saints' Paul Diggin has play-off focus

Northampton wing Paul Diggin insists his side are focused on the Premiership play-offs, not the Heineken Cup final.

Saints booked their place at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium by beating Perpignan last week.

But they must take at least a point from relegation-threatened Leeds on Saturday to seal a top four finish.

"Our focus turned straight away to Leeds and how massive this game is for the rest of our season," Diggin, 26, told BBC Look East.

"We want our season to last another four weeks, starting with getting to the semi-finals. If we don't do that we've failed.

"We really, really want to get into these semi-finals and give ourselves a great chance of getting to the finals of the league."

Saints were beaten at the semi-final stage by Saracens last season, but have already gone two steps further in the Heineken Cup, having lost to Munster in the final eight in the previous campaign.

And Diggin said the reality of reaching Europe's showpiece final has yet to hit home.

"It's a bit weird, I don't think it's totally settled in yet," he continued.

"I was speaking to a couple of the guys and we're just sitting there looking at each other.

"So much went into that week before [Perpignan] and it's still settling in."