"We have had a good break and it was a chance for our fitness and medical teams to work very hard with us to get us in the best possible shape for this game," said the England lock.
.."It has happened in the past that sides have lost after a break and we need to make sure we have the best preparation possible to make sure we are on the money.
"We had a training match and Newbury were very good opposition for us, we have worked very hard."
The Bath squad are aware that the club with such a great tradition of winning silverware has not lifted a trophy since winning the Heineken Cup in 1998. They are keen to put the record straight on Saturday.
"We want to make something of our season and this is it. The opportunity to lift silverware is the main thing - the season has not gone how we wanted it to but it is all about this game," said Borthwick.
"We won the European Cup back in 1998 but now it is about this opportunity and what this group can do. We have looked back for too long and now it is about looking forward.
"That side is there, but it is an era which is gone. For the last few years members of that team have decided to take shots at us, but it is about us now and looking forward so this game is paramount in my mind.
"Earlier on in the season we always had goals to finish as high up the table as possible. We always had those things to work towards which is important, we were building for this game by concentrating on the games in our path.
"We know it is a big challenge, they are doing very well in the French competition. When you think of the big four or five clubs in France, Clermont are up there. They are ambitious and have some very big names playing for them.
"They played very well against the Dragons in the semi-final and got points on the board early so it is up to us to start well."