LIVEWIRE scrum-half Morgan Lloyd has been challenged to take his Pontypool form up to the professional level with the Dragons after signing a two-year deal.

The 21-year-old has impressed with Pooler in the Premiership this season and has scored nine tries in 17 games, including a hat-trick against champions Llandovery.

The former Wales Under-20s international is yet to make his Dragons debut but has recently taken part in pre-match preparations.

Head coach Dai Flanagan believes Lloyd, younger brother of former Dragons and current Ebbw Vale fly-half/full-back Evan, is ready to make the next step after profiting from a development plan that put a big emphasis on time in the middle.

Flanagan said: “Morgan is a talented and very driven young man who has benefitted from a full season at Pontypool and who has caught the eye with his performances.

“Because of injuries his game time has been limited in recent seasons, but now he’s involved in a season where he will be pushing 20 games, and he has kicked on and shown his potential as a result.

“We’re looking forward to seeing how Morgan continues to develop by playing more senior rugby and being a part of our environment.”