Ulster are hoping to find a clinical edge against Benetton Treviso at Ravenhill on Friday night in the RaboDirect Pro12 which will aid their climb up the table.
Backs coach Neil Doak winced as much as everyone else over the past three weeks as Ulster missed a series of golden scoring opportunities.
After two straight defeats in the new campaign, Ulster climbed from last in the table to sixth place last weekend with a deserved if unconvincing win at Galway against Connacht – when a couple of chances again went begging.
‘Clinical’ has become the buzzword around the Ulster camp this week as they prepare to meet the Italians, who come to Belfast with their tails up after a fine win over Munster at home last weekend.
Doak said: “Last season we created numerous chances and we felt it was a bit of an Achilles’ heel for us. We are doing the same again this season, leaving scores out on the pitch and we simply have to start converting them.”
Ulster welcome back British Lions duo Tommy Bowe on the wing and Rory Best at hooker, the latter captaining the side with Johann Muller rested.
Craig Gilroy starts at fullback, with Jared Payne moving into the outside centre position and Paul Marshall starts at scrumhalf.