FLY-HALF Jason Tovey will be back in Cross Keys colours tomorrow night following his two-game stint with the Dragons.

Tovey appeared for the Dragons in Guinness PRO14 defeats to Ulster and Connacht while on permit from Keys, who he left Edinburgh for at the end of last season.

While Tovey was in action for the Rodney Parade region, Keys suffered a crushing 73-12 loss to Pontypridd at Sardis Road, when Canadian Will Kelly took the number 10 jersey.

Keys head coach Morgan Stoddart is set to make a host of changes for the visit of fellow Principality Premiership strugglers Llanelli to Pandy Park tomorrow evening (kick-off 7.15pm).

As well as Tovey, winger Wes Cunliffe, hooker Ellis Shipp, props Scott Evans and Will Griffiths and lock Harvey Reader are among those returning to the ranks.

“We’ve got Jason back,” said Stoddart. “He gives us the added bit of leadership which we lacked at Pontypridd.

“He brings confidence and is vocal around the pitch.

“Fly-half is such an important position so it’s great to have someone like Jason there.

“Without Jason at Pontypridd we were obviously without our best player and we had quite a lot of injuries.

“I think those things meant the result was more to do with the mindset of the players.

“I don’t think their heads were where they needed to be.”

Keys are 13th in the Premiership table and look set for a relegation battle after just two wins from nine games.

One-from-bottom Llanelli also have two victories so far this season but are five points worse off than their hosts.

"If you look at the league table there is a clear split with seven teams cut away from the rest," added Stoddart.

"Those seven are probably going to be involved in the battle to avoid relegation.

"Llanelli at home is a big one for us."