DRAGONS boss Bernard Jackman has pledged that he will be busy in the transfer market in the coming weeks – with reports that Bristol's Welsh trio of Rhodri Williams, Jordan Williams and Ryan Bevington are targets.

Head coach Bernard Jackman said this weekend that he aims to bring in 12 “seasoned pros” next summer and that he has already signed deals with several players.

The Dragons are yet to confirm any recruits but is has been reported that scrum-half Rhodri Williams, utility back Jordan Williams and loosehead Ryan Bevington are returning home after two seasons in the West Country.

The 24-year-old half-back, who was capped against Tonga, Australia and Scotland in 2013/14, headed to England from the Scarlets in 2016.

He was joined in heading east from Llanelli by fellow 24-year-old Williams, a dangerous broken field runner who has lately been playing full-back for the English Championship leaders.

Bevington, 28, moved to Bristol after making 112 appearances for the Ospreys. He has won 13 caps, the first against the Barbarians in the summer of 2011 and the last against Italy in the 2014 Six Nations.

“We have got some good players across the line already,” said Jackman after Friday’s 49-6 hammering by Munster in the Guinness PRO14.

“We started early and knew after pre-season that there was a huge amount of recruitment needed and [chairman] David Buttress has been really supportive on that.

“I’ve been on the road up and down Wales and England, we’ve got some guys across the line and that’s great but we need to make sure the squad they are coming into has more depth.

“All of it won’t be around recruitment for next season, a lot will be around development and making players better.

“But we will bring probably 12 in and they will be seasoned pros. They won’t be about development – they will be ready to rock.

“Twelve is a lot but it’s my first year and the Dragons have been poor for years, so we probably have a little bit of dead wood that we need to clear out.”