Ulster's Luke Marshall admits the squad's professional pride is on the line - but he is optimistic they can go to Scarlets on Friday evening and get a result.
"People have questioned our heart but we have to take that on the chin. Our professional pride is at stake.
"When people question your effort you have got to be angered and motivated by it to prove them wrong.
"Maybe as a team and individually we haven't been as good as we should've been - but we're going to try to prove people wrong," he said.