BERNARD Jackman has confirmed that the Dragons are interested in Jordan Williams but says the livewire back is yet to decide whether to leave ambitious Bristol.

The Rodney Parade region have secured the return of Wales scrum-half Rhodri Williams, who will head back over the border from the West Country next summer.

It was reported that the Dragons have also snapped up his Bristol teammates Ryan Bevington, a loosehead prop, and Jordan Williams, a utility back.

Head coach Jackman labelled the former as “just speculation” while he says the latter declaration of a signing is premature despite the interest in the former Scarlets speedster.

“It was jumping the gun a bit,” said Jackman. “Jordan is somebody that we’ve been speaking to but [head coach] Pat Lam is keen to keep him at Bristol.

“We are definitely interested in him and he has just got to make a decision if he wants to come back to Wales.

“He is deliberating over that and it is tough because Bristol have a very attractive project in terms of where they want to get to – they want to be a Champions Cup side.

“Jordan is playing week in, week out when fit but he is definitely keen on what is happening here and it’s just a case of him making his mind up.”

The uncapped 24-year-old, who toured South African with Wales in 2014 and moved to Bristol last year, fits the bill in terms of Jackman’s desire to play an expansive game while his versatility would boost a squad lacking depth.

But nothing has been signed and last week Lam talked about Jordan Williams and 15-times capped Bevington after confirming the exit of Rhodri Williams.

“The other two are just like everyone else at the club who are out of contract,” he told the Bristol Evening Post when discussing the trio, who all have former Wales international Derwyn Jones as their agent.

“They are going through a process and we will let everyone know where we are, whether people are staying or going when everything is sorted.”

Jackman said at the start of the month that he is eyeing 12 new recruits for his Dragons squad for next season. He has already snapped up two centre/wings for the current campaign, bringing them in early to get accustomed to life at the Rodney Parade region.

The Dragons have brought Welshman Calvin Wellington, 21, back from rugby league by buying him out of his contract at St Helens while Welsh-qualified Jarryd Sage, 22, arrives from Guinness PRO14 rivals Southern Kings next month.

“I am busy, I am definitely clocking up the miles,” said Jackman, who has left his coaching team in control for the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

“We are in a good place with a lot of the deals done that we just need agree with other clubs when we can say it, while we’ve a couple more deals to get finished quickly.”