Paul Turner admits Newport Gwent Dragons face a daunting trip to Guinness Premiership table-toppers Bath. 

Dragons coach Turner saw his men make a flying start in the Heineken Cup against Glasgow but the Welsh region now travel to the Recreation Ground. 

Now Turner fears a backlash from the English leaders after Bath’s cruel last-gasp defeat at three-times champions Toulouse. 

But Bath lost their last home game in this competition against Leinster 35-23 in 2006. 

Turner has named a 28-man squad as the in-form Newport Gwent Dragons face a tough trip to Bath in the Heineken Cup this weekend. 

The Dragons have won their last four matches in all competitions and the coach has urged the fans to inspire his men to a fifth successive triumph against the Guinness Premiership leaders at the Recreation Ground on Sunday. 

Turner said: “I was thrilled with our victory over Glasgow and I’ve praised the boys for the effort and bravery that they have put in on the pitch. 

“I believe the squad has been strengthened and individuals have produced some tremendous performances in recent weeks. 

“Bath will pose a huge challenge in the toughest rugby competition of the season. But the team have proved they can win away from home and I’m confident the players have the belief to do well. I urge the fans to get behind us.”

Dragons 28-man squad:
Forwards: Steve Jones, Aaron Coundley, Andrew Hall, Adam Jones, Joe Bearman, Rhys Thomas, Lewis Evans, Luke Charteris, Colin Charvis, Adam Black, Tom Willis (captain), Grant Webb, Jamie Ringer, Richard Parks, Dan Lydiate.
Backs: Gareth Wyatt, Phillip Dollman, Wayne Evans, Marc Stcherbina, Robert Lewis, Rory Sidey, Richard Fussell, Shaun Connor, James Arlidge, Ashley Smith, Tal Selley, Rhodri Gomer Davies, Jason Tovey.