Scotland captain Gordon Bulloch admits lifting his team for the RBS 6 Nations clash with England at Twickenham on Saturday represents the toughest challenge of his career.
The 29-year-old hooker has seen the team earn only one win in the current campaign - against Italy on February 26 - ahead of the final game of the series.
But, after the 46-22 demolition by Wales at Murrayfield on Sunday, the world champions have been installed as massive favourites to win the Calcutta Cup this year, despite a disappointing campaign for Andy Robinson's side.
Now the Glasgow Warriors player concedes raising morale in the Scottish camp for the trip to London will be an enormous challenge.
Bulloch said: "I have always been one for a challenge and this is no different - maybe it is the biggest challenge I have had in my rugby life.
"It is a huge mantle to take on to try and lead Scotland out of a disappointing series of results.
"We are all disappointed with the result on Sunday. We have had 48 hours to digest what happened and have looked at the video. But we are now looking forward to the England game.
"They are obviously a very good side and, if it wasn't for a couple of instances in the matches they have played so far, they would be going for the Six Nations title at present. We know it will be a huge task."
England flanker James Haskell insists he will be pushing as hard as possible to be back from a toe injury in time to make his case for a spot in Eddie Jones' side looking to defend their RBS 6 Nations title next year.