WALES centre Tyler Morgan hopes to flourish next season thanks to the Dragons upping the pace under Dean Ryan.

The 23-year-old from Caerleon will play under his fourth boss in the coming campaign after the former England international was chose as replacement for Bernard Jackman in the Rodney Parade hotseat.

Morgan has been put through his paces by the Dragons conditioning team this summer after the disappointment of missing out on Wales' World Cup training squad.

The centre has spoken of his hunger to force his way back onto the Test scene under Wayne Pivac and hopes that his club's style of play, along with a change of luck with injuries, will help his cause.

Morgan has made 75 appearances since being given his regional debut by Lyn Jones against the Scarlets in the Anglo-Welsh Cup and wants a return to those daring attacking days.

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"I was just a boy back then," said the centre, who had only just turned 18. "We had Lyn as coach and he used to tell me to just go out and do what I wanted to do.

"There was no structure, he just told me to go out and play like I would for my local side.

"It was running rugby, it was attacking rugby, and that's all I wanted to do, and just get out there and hit people.

"But then the structure started coming in, the rugby started slowing down and that doesn't really suit me. I like a fast game, I like to attack.

"That's exactly what we're trying to get back to and I'm loving it so far. We're playing quick rugby and our main focus now is speed of ball.

"We just want to play. Hopefully it will continue to go that way and, if it does, I'll love it."

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Morgan won the last of his five caps against Tonga at Principality Stadium last November, when he scored his first Test try, and has crammed plenty into his six campaigns at the Dragons.

The centre can no longer be bracketed prospect and feels that the squad have been empowered in the early days of the Ryan regime.

"I like him as a coach, I like the freedom that he has given us and the attacking mindset," said Morgan.

"He knows how to manage players and it's the most positive that I have seen the boys, everybody is buying in and enjoying it.

"There is a culture now of doing our own work – on a Tuesday we have run our own session. The coaches didn't do it, we did it all ourselves.

"We are going to try and be more independent and our 'youth' is now at an age where we have to start taking responsibility, we can't be considered young boys any more.

"We are 23, 24, 25 and there is only so long you can be considered as potential, potential has to turn into results."

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Of course, every team is unbeaten in the summer but Morgan believes the signs are promising for the Dragons to make steps forward after recent disappointments.

He said: "Everyone has made some good gains (in pre-season). This year everything is a lot more professional, everyone is buying in properly. Behind the scenes, everything seems much more fluid and better.

"Seeing the environment of the Welsh camp, we've taken a step closer to what we should be, compared to what it was."