AFTER watching on in frustration from the Port Elizabeth touchline, Dragons hooker Elliot Dee is confident that showing a clinical edge will end their wait for a Guinness PRO14 away win in Bloemfontein.

The Wales forward failed to get the green light to return against Southern Kings from a rib injury that he suffered in the Grand Slam clincher against Ireland.

The 25-year-old from Newbridge had to settle for being pitchside at Madibaz Stadium to watch the Dragons end their 42-game losing streak on the road in the PRO14, but fail to end their run without victory.

Josh Lewis' 78th minute penalty earned an 18-18 draw after they had trailed 18-8 in the second half but the Rodney Parade region were left lamenting bombed chances that meant their only tries came from centre Adam Warren and replacement full-back Jordan Williams.

Dee has been given the all-clear to return in tomorrow's clash with the Cheetahs (kick-off 6.35pm) – his first regional outing since the loss to the Scarlets in Llanelli on January 5 – and knows that they cannot afford to be as wasteful.

"There was some frustration after the Kings game. It was a game we could have won and should have comfortably," said the Wales hooker.

"We left a few tries out there and being clinical in the final moment was all that separated us from a big result. We should have pulled away and got a good win.

"We played some good stuff, showed on our counter-attack that we are dangerous with ball in hand and now it is a case of finishing that off and being ruthless."

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The Dragons have headed to Bloemfontein after training in Cape Town at the start of the week, where they shared a hotel with the Ospreys.

Now they will attempt to follow the lead of the men from the Liberty Stadium, who kept alive their hopes of Champions Cup qualification with an excellent 31-14 win at Free State Stadium.

The Ospreys won with a bonus thanks to tries from Dan Evans, Olly Cracknell, Justin Tipuric and Cory Allen and provided the blueprint for the Dragons.

"We are expecting a fast and open game – and you add into that the altitude factor," said Dee.

"We watched the Ospreys play against them and the Ospreys looked to control the tempo of the game. That is something we need to try and replicate.

"We don't want it to be too loose as we know how dangerous they are what that happens.

"In terms of dealing with the altitude, it is a case of getting in and getting out. We are going to fly up today, play the game and look for the result before we get out quickly.

"All the boys are looking forward to it. There is confidence from last week, we know we should have won, but even though we drew there are lots we can take from it and look to build on."

The Dragons name their team at midday with Williams pushing for a starting spot after impressing off the bench against the Kings.

Dee and lock/back row forward Lewis Evans (calf) are fit again and contenders for the XV while scrum-half Rhodri Williams (ankle) faces a fitness test.

If he doesn't recover then Tavis Knoyle, impressive off the bench of late, is in pole position to start with Rhodri Davies the third scrum-half in the touring party.

Last season the South Africans won 29-17 at Rodney Parade after overturning a 10-3 half-time deficit and they went on to qualify for the play-offs.