THE Dragons are down to their last fly-half again but have some welcome selection headaches up front as the bid to put an end to the Ospreys’ United Rugby Championship play-off hopes.

The Rodney Parade club finish the campaign with a pair of derbies with a trip to Swansea on Saturday followed by the Cardiff City Stadium Judgement Day clash with the Scarlets.

The Dragons head west after being overpowered at Rodney Parade by the Stormers, who came from behind in the final quarter to win 44-21.

The collapse happened after fly-half/full-back Angus O’Brien limped off with an ankle injury, another blow for the influential back after two arm injuries earlier in the campaign.

South Wales Argus: BLOW: Angus O'Brien suffered another injuryBLOW: Angus O'Brien suffered another injury (Image: Huw Evans Agency)

“The injury to Angus at the end killed us, he has had no luck and needs the season to end so that he can rest, recover and fly into next year,” said head coach Dai Flanagan.

“The good news is that it’s a new injury, the bad news is that it’s another injury. It’s his ankle, he felt something go and tried to run it off but let’s hope it’s not serious. Sometimes you just have those seasons.”

With Wales international Cai Evans sidelined by a broken bone in his shin – and targeting the Judgement Day finale – that leaves Will Reed as the only option at 10.

He will be backed up by centre Steff Hughes and full-back Jordan Williams.

“Will stepped up against the Stormers and stuck to a game plan,” said Flanagan. “He has been under a lot of pressure from being our only fit 10 all year.

“He will play again at the Ospreys and I love him to bits because he keeps fronting up and getting a little bit better every week. He has blips but comes back from them.”

The Dragons expect to have the Rosser brothers, Jared and Ewan, as options on the wing while Ryan Woodman and Dan Lydiate could feature in the back row.

South Wales Argus: RETURN? Dan Lydiate could feature for the Dragons at the OspreysRETURN? Dan Lydiate could feature for the Dragons at the Ospreys (Image: Huw Evans Agency)

That would be a return to Swansea for blindside Lydiate, who is in talks over extending his contract, and a comeback for Wales Under-20s lock/flanker Woodman, who has been out since December with a hand injury.

Lock Ben Carter will feature after finishing his suspension for a dangerous tackle against Connacht that saw him red-carded.

The Dragons face an Ospreys side realistically needing bonus-point wins against them and Cardiff to stand a chance of sneaking into the URC play-offs.

Toby Booth’s side were competitive in the first half at Leinster on Saturday before being run ragged in a 61-14 defeat.

The Dragons, meanwhile, are in a scrap with bottom club Zebre and the Scarlets to avoid propping up the URC.

The Italians are a point back on them, the west Walians are a point ahead and they clash in Parma this weekend.

“We’ve got two derbies and that’s superb for us, what a way to finish the season,” said Flanagan.

“We had a shot at knocking Connacht and the Stormers off but unfortunately didn’t get there.

“I love [Ospreys head coach] Toby Booth to bits, and [coaches] Richard Kelly, Richard Fussell and Mark Jones, but it would be nice to upset their plans for the play-offs.”