ADAM Warren has hailed director of rugby Dean Ryan’s impact on the Dragons since taking over the reins last summer, with the centre finding himself part of a rejuvenated squad at Rodney Parade.

With eight wins in all competitions, the Dragons have already won more games this season than they managed last term, including that elusive Guinness PRO14 victory away from home.

And Ryan’s men can secure a first league double over Glasgow Warriors since the 2013/14 campaign when they go to Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 7.35pm).

Warren, who is hoping to be in the starting XV in Scotland, says the Dragons boss has made a big impression following his arrival in south Wales nine months ago.

“He has changed the environment a lot and is clever with how we review games,” said the 29-year-old centre.

“We don’t come away from games and see them as anything other than learning – whether we win or lose.

“Against Castres at home in Europe we had a bonus point win and he was very disappointed in the performance.

“In the past we would have never had that approach, we would have been happy to get the bonus-point win.

“It just shows that he is big on processes and that game shook us up a little bit. But, as a group, we knew we weren’t good enough in many areas.

“In other games we have felt we have played quite well and not taken chances and coughed up opportunities.

“Leinster away is a good example. We had a six-minute spell when we gave them 21 points. Other than that, the game was not too bad.

“The way we review games and move on is building towards something.”

He continued: “We’ve come on a lot this season. We already have one big win against Zebre away and that was something we spoke about.

“We definitely feel more confident as a group now, whether we play at home or away, and we have taken steps in the right direction with how many games we have won this year already.”

The Dragons lost 29-13 on their last visit to Glasgow, and it’s a game that brings back some painful memories for Warren.

As well as the defeat, the one-cap Wales international suffered a nasty burn to his face after sliding over for a try on the Warriors’ artificial surface.

He added: “It was a decent game last year, but obviously for me it did hurt scoring that try. But that is part of rugby.

“I burnt a bit of skin scoring the try, all because I had one of their players on top of me as I went over.

“Thankfully it cleared up quickly because I wasn’t the nicest looking.

“We train on a pitch like that everyday so it was just one of those things – it happens if somebody lands on you.”