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Failure to take chances let Scotland down in their opening game against England while a second-half blitz saw the team of the tournament so far Wales get away after an even first half.
And with youngsters such as David Denton, Stuart Hogg and Greig Laidlaw all impressing, Ford believes the current Scotland line-up can push on – with Andy Robinson at the helm.
“Results are what matter. But I think, for me personally, the team is going in the right direction,” said the Edinburgh hooker.
“The squad, we believe in the way Andy's trying to coach us.
“Every game, we've had opportunities to put teams under more pressure and close games out, but we've not been able to do that.
“So we go across to Dublin on Saturday again looking to start really well.
“I think the way we performed in parts against France is the best Scotland has played for couple of years now.
"You can see, when we are going well, it's something really spectacular at times. Keep that going for 80 minutes and the results will come.
“So that's what we are going across on Saturday to do is perform like we have done but sustain it.”
While three defeats might see a team's collective heads drop, the skipper insisted it was his responsibility to make sure this was not the case.
“I think it is about keeping your chin up,” he said. “There's no use getting down about it.
“You have got to lead by example and I just go out and try my hardest. I believe I've led from the front in the way I've performed and I continue to try to do that.
“It is mainly about keeping that enthusiasm there. It can get quite hard at times to keep that enthusiasm, so keeping that there is really important for me, making sure everybody is buzzing and, when we go out to train, we are training with a purpose.”