Scrum-half Chris Cusiter has urged Scotland to be more ruthless in attack if they are to avoid embarrassment in the RBS 6 Nations.
Cusiter has scored the Scots’ only try in their last five matches - in the World Cup quarter-final defeat to Argentina in October.
Frank Hadden’s side has failed to cross their opponents’ try-line in recent RBS 6 Nations defeats to France and Wales, with only the boot of Chris Paterson the bright spot.
Next they face tough matches in Ireland and at home to England and may need victory in their final match against Italy to avoid the wooden spoon.
But Cusiter is determined to help turn around the bleak situation.
The 25-year-old said: "I feel the problem is that we're not stretching opponents or getting quick ball - and we're not creating enough chances.
"With just one try in five games we're conscious we have to score more and that would make things a lot easier.
"We're still getting points from Chris Paterson but it's not in our game plan to grind out penalties.
"There's a lot of hard work being done at training to improve."