HE'S been the Dragons' Mr Reliable for the last four seasons but centre Adam Warren wants to take his game to another level after signing a new contract at Rodney Parade.

The 28-year-old from Burry Port has agreed fresh terms that will keep him in Newport until at least 2021.

Warren moved to the Dragons in the summer of 2015 after finding his route the Scarlets' midfield blocked by Scott Williams, Jonathan Davies and Regan King.

He started all 30 games in his first campaign at Rodney Parade and has gone on to play in 91 of a possible 117 fixtures, whether at 12, 13 or covering the wing.

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"I know I am capable of doing more and that's what I am looking to do now," said Warren, who won a solitary Wales cap against the Barbarians in 2012.

"Since I joined the Dragons I have definitely taken my game on and I've had to learn in terms of decision-making.

"I've always been someone who likes to take defenders on with my footwork and try and offload, but I've had to improve my handling to try and put people into space a bit more.

"I've picked things up from being around people like Gavin Henson and Zane Kirchner, who see the game a bit differently, and I still think that I can take my game to another level."

Warren has been a firm fixture in Dragons squads under four different bosses but wants to nail down a position, with outside centre his preference.

"Being versatile can be a bad thing sometimes! I want to settle on one position but they do move me to cover," said Warren, who is set to replace injured Wales centre Tyler Morgan against Southern Kings on Sunday.

"I don't mind that, because I just want to play, but ideally you want to be a first-choice in one position.

"I've have played regularly since being here but now I need to really put a marker down about what I can do consistently."

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The uncertainty over Project Reset, the restructuring of Welsh professional rugby, meant that Warren had to be patient while waiting for a new contract.

During that time he saw his close friend and fellow west Walian Nic Cudd rupture knee ligaments while approaching the end of his deal.

The flanker is on the comeback trail and hopeful of getting a fresh contract but his plight highlights the mental strain that Warren and those counting down the months have been under.

"It's been a bit of a difficult year in terms of chats on contracts. I've just had to knuckle down and do my best on the training paddock and on the pitch," he said.

"You can't control what happens, but if you are playing well enough then you have more of a chance and I was chuffed to get a deal sorted.

"I enjoy it here, the only thing I was looking for was that we improve as a team. I can see that everyone wants that to happen and I want to be a part of that, hopefully we can kick on."

Warren will be a key figure as the Dragons aim to finish a disappointing season on a high in their three remaining PRO14 games.

This weekend's clash with fellow strugglers the Kings is followed by the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein - with the aim of ending their four-year away drought - and then finale against the Scarlets at Principality Stadium.

"The season hasn't been great and the amount of change has been tough, but we look at the last block of games as really exciting," said Warren, referring to the December sacking of Bernard Jackman.

"We have two big games in South Africa and then Judgement Day against the Scarlets in front of a big crowd, and we have played well in the derbies.

"We've just got to use this block to move forward as a region. Ceri (Jones, caretaker head coach) has stepped up well, stripped back a few things and build a good relationship with our leadership group."