Captain Scott Murray insisted coach Matt Williams was leaving no stone unturned in his quest to end Scotland's losing streak.
Williams has not won any of his seven matches since taking charge of Scotland and their Australasian tour got off to the worst possible start when a development side was beaten 41-5 by Queensland.
That same inexperienced squad face New South Wales Country before the Test party fly to Wellington for an international against Samoa.
But Murray insisted there was no sense of panic or desperation in the camp, just determination to end an eight-match losing streak.
For that approach Murray credited Williams and his assistant Todd Blackadder who he said have created a constructive spirit of openness in the squad.
He said: "There's a positive feeling still. The way the players and the management have been able to chat fully and sort things, in a way you couldn't in the past, has been brilliant.
"There might be a lot of meetings but the players feel they're getting a lot out of them and it's about helping the guys perform and win.
"That's all we're focused on this week, because we simply have to win now."
Williams has separated his 40-man touring squad into two groups - one to play the Test matches, the other to gain much needed experience from midweek games against high-quality opposition.
Test lock Stuart Grimes warned the development squad to expect a tough examination from NSW Country but assured them: "We are all in it together as the Scottish rugby squad.
"I know it was a different side that was playing against Queensland, but we (the Test squad) still feel the hurt at losing, we hear the comments coming off the pitch, we hear what people are saying about us and it builds up.
"We feel the hurt from that game and will use that to our advantage. We want the midweek side to do as well as possible to lift everyone."
After Ireland's heroic big-game hunt of the Springboks and Scotland's six-try runaround of the Pumas, the challenge of engineering the most spectacular win of the autumn series now falls on Wales, writes Peter Jackson.