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Skipper believes Scotland are close to turning things around

Last Updated: 26/02/12 8:57pm

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Ross Ford: good results are not far away

Ross Ford: good results are not far away

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Scotland captain Ross Ford insisted head coach Andy Robinson retains the full confidence of the squad despite another Six Nations defeat.

A 23-17 loss to France at Murrayfield on Sunday meant Robinson has just two wins from 13 RBS Six Nations matches in charge, while Scotland suffered a fifth straight Test defeat for the first time since 2004, when they finished with the Wooden Spoon.

But despite all that, Ford reiterated his belief that Scotland are close to realising their potential under Robinson.

"Andy's got belief in the players and we as a team believe in what we're trying to do," Ford said.

"We're pretty tight together and we do believe we're on the right track and going in the right way.

"We felt in control. We went out and played how we train. We let that accuracy drop before half-time and it cost us.

"After that we came out and we knew we had to lift it. We did in parts. We showed today we're on the right track. We're scoring tries.

"When you get to this point, in those situations, it's about being able to handle that.

"We've got belief in the way we're playing, just with that bit of composure and being a little bit more clinical in certain areas we can get the results. If we can do that we can kick on from there."

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