Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan is expecting a backlash against Scotland when his side travel to Murrayfield in the next round of the RBS 6 Nations.
Ireland will continue their quest for the Triple Crown against a Scotland side who suffered a shock home defeat to Italy on Saturday.
The sorry Scots were thumped 37-17 and O'Sullivan fears Ireland will face the inevitable response when they travel to Edinburgh on March 10.
'Against Scotland the danger is they are very capable of bouncing back from a bad performance,' he said.
'They were poor against England, then demolished Wales and lost to Italy. I can't imagine there will be anything less than a hearty welcome for us when we got to Murrayfield.
'Scotland are not as bad as the scoreline against Italy suggests so we need to keep our feet on the ground.'