Newport Gwent Dragons hooker Elliot Dee believes a win over Ulster on Sunday can kick-start their stuttering PRO12 season.
The Dragons have managed just two wins so far this season, claiming unglamorous victories against Italian sides Zebre and Treviso at home while losing all four of their away matches.
However, the Welshman have managed to beat Ulster the past two occasions the Irish have visited Rodney Parade and reckons they will have to win the forward battle if they are to have any chance of toppling Neil Doak's side.
"We haven't had the best of starts to the season so we really need to kick it off and take confidence from a good performance. If we can get the crowd behind us we will hopefully get the win," Dee told the South Wales Argus.
"We've been doing a lot of individual stuff well but then have been making one or two little errors. We are getting into the 'red zone' and our attacking shape is good but then a knock-on or forward pass is taking momentum out of the game, but we are not far away.
"Ulster have a big, strong, physical pack and pride themselves on that part of their game but they are also really sharp behind and can spin the ball wide with their wings doing a lot of damage," he continued.
"We've had a good look at them but have concentrated a lot on ourselves. We can't look at opposition too much or worry about what they are doing. It's about preparing well and getting ourselves right."