TYLER Morgan says the Dragons need to produce big momentum-shifting moments if they are to kick their losing habit on the road in the Guinness PRO14.

The Rodney Parade region suffered a 40th straight league defeat on their travels at Edinburgh last Friday.

Morgan scored a brace as the Dragons led 17-14 at half-time and they were level-pegging on the hour only to ship three tries in the final quarter to go down 34-17.

The Dragons have not won away from home since their March, 2015 trip to Treviso and they return to the Stadio Monigo this weekend to face play-off chasing Benetton.

The Italians sit third in Conference B after beating the Scarlets 25-19 but will be without their sizeable Six Nations contingent.

Morgan came off the bench in the 32-17 win in Treviso four years ago and believes an hour at Murrayfield provides hope of finally being able to toast a success in an away changing room.

"It was a good performance for the first 60 minutes and a frustrating last 20, which has become a theme of away games," said the Wales centre.

"We are trying to change that as quickly as we can and have another chance to do that on Saturday.

"We know what we have to do because there are key moments that are swinging the momentum the other way.

"It's about getting that momentum back to us. It's an easy fix and we just have to find a way to do it."

The Dragons have put in some encouraging performances since Ceri Jones took over as caretaker boss but they have taken just six points from a possible 25.

Ending their away hoodoo is their prime focus for the rest of the campaign with the trip to Benetton followed by a home clash with Ulster then away games against the Ospreys, Southern Kings and Cheetahs before the Principality Stadium clash with the Scarlets.

"We've proved for a long time that we can stand up there with the best of them, it's just about getting in the habit of winning," said Morgan.

"Warren Gatland said that Wales have that habit of winning at the moment and unfortunately we have the habit of losing.

"It just takes one game and then you are rolling. We know what we have got to do and just need a positive week ahead of Benetton and finish the season strongly.

"We've got a big few games coming up and we need that away win, it would be a big scalp for us, a positive boost and we will be able to kick on from there.

"There were opportunities against Edinburgh where one more pass I know that I would have been in acres of space. There were just one or two moments that swung their way.

"It's the fine margins but we are all working in the same direction and it's going to come.

"That away win is desperate for us. Get that and it will be such a boost and the wins will start coming."

The Dragons will head to Italy with a similar squad to the one that took the field at Murrayfield with the game coming too soon for loosehead Ryan Bevington.

The former Wales prop has not played since suffering a concussion in the win against the Ospreys at the end of December.

Stalwart Brok Harris started in Edinburgh with on-loan Scarlets loosehead Rhys Fawcett coming off the bench in the closing stages for his Dragons debut.

The Dragons are unlikely to have any of their six-strong Wales contingent – forwards Elliot Dee, Leon Brown, Cory Hill, Aaron Wainwright and Ross Moriarty plus full-back/wing Hallam Amos – for this weekend.