THE Dragons are hopeful of having Wales speedster Hallam Amos on their wing for Friday’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Glasgow at Rodney Parade (kick-off 7.35pm) - and would have no qualms about fielding him at short notice.

The 23-year-old has not been named in the matchday squad for Saturday’s Six Nations encounter with England at Twickenham.

Amos enjoyed a superb autumn campaign, scoring tries against Australia and Georgia, but hasn’t played since suffering an ankle strain against Cardiff Blues on Boxing Day.

He has been training fully with Warren Gatland’s squad and was a travelling reserve for the opener against Scotland, warming up with the 23 before kick-off at Principality Stadium.

The Dragons entertain Glasgow and then host Benetton Treviso in Newport with the hope that Amos, who has scored four tries in nine games this season, could be released for game time to put himself in the mix for the round three trip to face Ireland in Dublin.

“Bernard [Jackman, head coach] is in conversation with the Welsh camp,” said defence coach Hendre Marnitz. “They have a big game on the weekend and it will depend on how they are looking squad-wise.

“Hopefully there is a possibility we can get him, but we will know as the week goes on.

“Hallam could slot in at short notice, he has been with us for a while and is familiar with how we play – you could pick him at wing, full-back or outside centre. I don’t think it would be difficult for him to slot in if we get the good news.”

The Dragons have some welcome selection headaches with back row forward Harrison Keddie, centre Tyler Morgan and full-back/fly-half Zane Kirchner in contention after making their comebacks from lengthy injuries in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

Wales tighthead Leon Brown is continuing to do his return to play protocols while loosehead Sam Hobbs is available after limping off against Saracens a fortnight ago after a blow to the knee.

A number of senior figures – tighthead Lloyd Fairbrother, centres Adam Warren and Jack Dixon and fly-half Gavin Henson – are also likely to return after sitting out the win against Worcester in the development competition.

The Dragons head into Friday’s game on the back of home wins against Bordeaux-Begles and the Warriors with Marnitz keen to build momentum.

“We have to keep building and get better week on week,” he said. “Worcester was a very nice game to watch and any neutral in the stands would have enjoyed the spectacle.

“Our composure was good in a game that could have gone either way, we were very good with a couple of tactical kicks that went in behind then defensively we didn’t do anything stupid at the end.

“It’s always good to get a win that you had to work hard for.”

The Dragons have just the Southern Kings beneath them in Conference B of the PRO14 while Glasgow lead Conference A and have lost just once in the league.