WALES wing Hallam Amos, whose contract expires next summer, says that the Dragons have run out of excuses and need to start showing progress.

The Rodney Parade region have endured a torrid start to the Guinness PRO14 with just two wins from eight games and the lowest points tally in the league.

They have the worst attack in the PRO14 with 15 tries and the 12th poorest defence with their line crossed 33 times.

After enduring a torrid 2017/18, the Dragons have failed to enjoy an upturn of fortunes to raise fears that 18-times capped speedster Amos may look elsewhere when negotiating his next deal.

The 24-year-old from Monmouthshire signed a fresh national dual contract in 2016 and it runs out this summer with all three regional rivals, and especially Cardiff Blues, sure to be watching closely.

Speaking after Saturday's 33-12 hammering at Connacht, Amos expressed his frustration at the start to the campaign.

"I want to see progress, I have been here eight years with the senior squad and was with the academy. It's about time that we started seeing some progress," he said.

"It has been frustrating and we can't use the excuses that we are young or that we haven't got the players anymore.

"We've got five forwards and Tyler Morgan in the Wales squad while Ollie Griffiths could have, should have been in there.

"We have got international class across the team now, so it comes down to us. We have got the players, we have got the plans put in place and we just have to start winning.

"Edinburgh at home will be massive and we build to that now. (Head coach) Bernard Jackman said it in the changing rooms, November is a big month.

"We have got three weeks, with the game against Russia as well, to really fine tune things.

"We need to hit the ground running. It's been a tough few months, we got a couple of wins but not as many as we hoped for, so it's about making sure we are the best we can be in training and that the intensity is there, which has sometimes been a problem in the past.

"We have got enough old heads here now – we saw that with Richard Hibbard at Connacht, he chucks it around with the best of them – so we have to make sure we are constantly improving."

Amos made his return from a dislocated elbow as an outside centre in Galway and knows the Dragons have to show more of a cutting edge.

"It was frustrating, we created a lot and made three clear, clear line cuts in the first half – they weren't really 50/50s, they were 90/10s that we should have scored," he said.

"They had four chances, scored all four and we didn't score any. That was the difference at half-time and from there we were always chasing the game.

"We showed character in the second half but that is not enough at this level. It could have been a whole lot worse, so to come in having scored a couple of tries and having fronted up was good, but it was the same old story of opposition teams scoring points far more easily than us.

"We have to work so hard for our tries and points and gift them to our opponents.

"Credit to the coaches, they showed us the right way in the week ahead of Connacht and our starter plays were good, our attack structure was good but we just couldn't finish and that was the game."