HALLAM Amos is desperate to get his Wales jersey back as he prepares for the possibility of a game in Ebbw Vale rather than Dublin.

The 23-year-old expects to be released for Guinness PRO14 action for the third weekend on the spin after being overlooked for the must-win Six Nations clash with Ireland.

If Warren Gatland does send the full-back/wing out for game time in Friday’s clash with Edinburgh at Eugene Cross Park rather than using him as a travelling reserve for the Aviva Stadium then Amos will be keen to put the heat on the chosen back three of Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams and Steff Evans plus sub George North.

The speedster is in a frustrating situation after seemingly establishing himself in the Test team in the autumn.

Amos had a superb autumn, playing in all four internationals and scoring tries against Australia and Georgia, only to then suffer an ankle injury against Cardiff Blues on Boxing Day.

That opened the door for Worcester wing Josh Adams but the Dragon is philosophical about his plight and happy to play the waiting game again.

“Josh and Steff came in at the beginning when there were injuries and they did really well,” said Amos, who returned from injury with a man of the match display against Glasgow a fortnight ago.

“I would love to be back in that jersey and I enjoyed getting a good run in the autumn but I’ve just got to bide my time then hopefully do a job when in there.

“There is a lot of quality in the squad with four Lions, although Alex Cuthbert is injured now, plus Steff and Josh going well.

“There is a lot of competition but that only breeds more success and the chance to improve yourself.

“The injury put me out of the beginning of the Six Nations, which was frustrating but these things happen, as I have learnt from four shoulder operations and a few ankle injuries. You just have to do your best to get back as soon as you can.”

Amos has never made a secret of his desire to play at full-back rather than wing, where he has predominantly played for Wales, and has worn 15 on his back on his last seven outings for the Dragons.

Zane Kirchner’s shoulder injury led to him moving to the back field and the Wales international hopes to stay there.

“I’ve said for years that I prefer it there,” he said. “I am happy to play on the wing but I personally think my attributes lend themselves more to 15 with the angles of running and going at the defence rather than them coming across to you.

“I have spoken to Bernard at length about it and we probably agree that’s where I’ll end up but it’s the old cliché – I am happy to play left wing, right wing like I did in the autumn, or 15.”

Amos said after the frustration of Sunday’s 18-15 loss to Benetton that he assumed he would be in Ebbw Vale but that he would do all he could to help the Wales team’s preparations for Ireland.

And if he does end up at Eugene Cross Park then he wants to help his region show more of a cutting edge against play-off hopefuls Edinburgh.

“We did enough to win [against Benetton] and had our chances but just couldn’t convert. It was one of those days,” said Amos.

“It’s tough on days like that because you don’t have the footing to be able to use your footwork. It was more of a kicking game and they had Ian McKinley at the back, who has a decent peg.

“It was more of a war of attrition than a flashy game and unfortunately there weren’t quite the same opportunities as against Glasgow.”

Rhys Patchell has been chosen as the reserve back that will travel to Dublin to provide cover for the three-quarters.