Scotland skipper Jon Petrie believes his job will be on the line in Romania this weekend.
Frank Hadden hopes his players can maintain his 100 per cent record as the country's interim head coach and make it difficult for the Scottish Rugby Union not to appoint him as permanent successor to sacked Australian Matt Williams.
But Glasgow number eight Petrie is also sweating over his future as captain, having been given the position by Hadden while Gordon Bulloch tours with the British & Irish Lions.
"I do enjoy being captain of my country," Petrie said ahead of Sunday's match in Bucharest.
"When it happened, I have to admit that it was something that perhaps took me a few days to get my head around because I wasn't expecting to be told that at all.
"It is something that I enjoy and I feel it has added an extra something to my game.
"I just have to wait and see what happens now. I'm in the same position as Frank as I was only put in on an interim basis and I could be dropped if a new coach comes in.
"I am only in the job because of Frank and and if things go badly then we'll be for the chop, but if things go well and I am playing at the top of my game then there's no reason why I can't carry on leading my country - so winning is vital."
The 28-year-old claims his team-mates are desperate to beat the Romanians because they want Hadden to get the job full-time having restored confidence in the ranks.
Scotland looked a different side as they swept aside the Barbarians last week and the players know they could put extra pressure on SRU chiefs with another victory.
Petrie added: "Frank has been very good for us and he brings out confidence in other players.
"That's been a major problem in the past few years and we never had a terrible amount of confidence in our ability, but since Frank has come in he has put that back in us.
"We now believe we are good players and have confidence in our own ability and that came out on the pitch in Aberdeen.
"This weekend is going to be very tough but we want to win it for Frank to give him that 100 per cent record.''
Glasgow hooker Scott Lawson echoed the views of his captain, saying: "To get the job full-time I think that there needed to be improvement and everybody can see that already.
"Everybody has a smile on their face in training an we are enjoying our rugby.
"We wanted to win the last game so much for Frank and we are determined to follow that up with another win.''
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