ADAM Warren has signed up for another year with the Dragons and is looking to once again be Mr Consistent in midfield after a first season hit by injury.

The dependable centre has made 117 appearances since heading east from the Scarlets in 2015, hitting double figures in every campaign until the current one.

The 30-year-old, who can also slot in on the wing, suffered a groin injury in the November win at Benetton.

Warren is nearing full fitness but is now able to look to next season rather than rushing back for the Rainbow Cup.

FRUSTRATION: Adam Warren has had an injury-hit season

FRUSTRATION: Adam Warren has had an injury-hit season

He said: "It's been a frustrating season for me because of the injury, but it's great to re-sign so I can now look towards next season and my return.

"We've shown as a squad in the last few months the brand of rugby that we are capable of producing and now it's about building on that foundation.

"There is strong competition in the back line with the emergence of several players this season and being a part of that battle for a starting place is a challenge that does excite me.

"I've played over a century of games so bringing success here is a huge target for me and helping us achieve that in my seventh season as a Dragon is my goal."

Warren, comfortable at 12 or 13, has watched on while Jamie Roberts, Jack Dixon, Aneurin Owen and Nick Tompkins battled for midfield spots.

On-loan Tompkins has returned to Saracens while wing Jared Rosser made his midfield bow against the Scarlets last month and Tom Griffiths is close to a return from a serious knee injury.

04.01.20 - Dragons v Ospreys - Guinness PRO14 -.Adam Warren of Dragons scores try..

04.01.20 - Dragons v Ospreys - Guinness PRO14 -.Adam Warren of Dragons scores try..

However, few Dragons players can match Warren for reliability and boss Dean Ryan is looking forward to his return.

"Adam is a consistent performer who, with over a hundred appearances already, is heavily invested in the region and in helping us achieve success," he said.

"He's had a tough season because of an injury layoff so we're all looking forward to seeing him return and play a key role for us once again."

The Dragons have made just one signing so far for next season - Wales lock Will Rowlands - but have been successful in holding on to most of their squad.

Back row forward Lewis Evans, who holds the record for the most appearances for the region, has retired while lock Matthew Screech will leave for Cardiff.

Wales internationals Elliot Dee, Leon Brown, Aaron Wainwright, Ollie Griffiths and Sam Davies signed new contracts while former Lions centre Jamie Roberts and Argentina scrum-half Gonzalo Bertranou both signed up for another season in Newport.