DRAGONS fly-half Dorian Jones hopes to earn a permanent move to Worcester despite the Warriors snapping up Scotland international Duncan Weir.

Jones is on loan at Sixways and made his debut off the bench in the timely Aviva Premiership win against Newcastle last weekend that maintains their lead over relegation rivals London Irish.

The Warriors are on the brink of securing their top-flight status and the 26-year-old hopes that helping them over the line can impress director of rugby Alan Solomons.

Jones has featured just six times for the Dragons this season and although he has another year on his deal, faces the prospect of being behind Gavin Henson, Arwel Robson and summer recruit Josh Lewis in the pecking order.

“I have been at Dragons and haven’t really had much game-time this year,” Jones, whose father Kingsley played for the Warriors in 2001/2, told the Worcester News.

“They were always keen to move me on if possible and I was really thankful that the opportunity did come to join such a great team like Worcester.

“To play in the Premiership is always something I have wanted to do so hopefully I will get my chances while I am here.

“The facilities are great here and the players and staff have given me such a warm welcome. I feel right at home.”

Jones, who kicked three conversions against the Falcons as the Warriors came on strong in the second half, will aim to put in another strong display against Wasps on Saturday.

“You always want to try your best in whatever situation you are in but there is that bit of added incentive as I am here for six weeks,” Jones said.

“I really want to try to make a good impression, do well for Worcester and make sure they move up in the league.

“I am always looking forward. I have got another year at the Dragons if I want it but the aim will be to impress here as much as possible. I am just focusing on my performance and everything will take care of itself.”

“I am really enjoying it and week by week I am enjoying it even more so let’s see what happens,” he continued. “As long as I can perform in training and in games who knows what’s going to happen.

“I’m just taking it week by week. If I can impress enough then hopefully something may come of it, but I just need to keep my head down.”

Jones’ bid for a deal has, however, been hit by the recruitment of Scotland fly-half Duncan Weir from Edinburgh.

The 27-times capped international is Worcester’s second signing at 10 following a deal with Australian Jono Lance.

Warriors rugby director Alan Solomons said: “He is a top-class player who possesses experience at the highest level in the game.

“He will provide us with another outstanding option at fly-half as we continue to build an exciting squad ahead of the 2018/19 season, and we look forward to welcoming him to the club.”

Weir added: “I am extremely excited to be moving to Sixways this summer to be part of a very talented squad.

“Warriors have shown this season that they can beat any team on their day, and I am looking forward to working hard to help the club have a successful 2018/19 campaign.”