Director of Coaching, Scott Johnson commented: "It's a big period for us now, we've got three games left to secure a place in the top four and there's everything to play for. We know what we need to do.
"It's always a very difficult place to go, but we realise that what we need to do is focus on our own preparation, be diligent and thorough about the way we go about things, and ensure that we are clinical on the night. If the players know their jobs and do their homework on the opposition then we are confident that we can put in the level of performance required.
"We're playing a team that enjoy playing at home and have a great record there, including beating Munster earlier this season. They are dangerous because they can get continuity into their game over a season, they aren't as affected by international calls as others so they have the same group of players involved all season long, and continuity is the obvious benefit of having less players absent.
"It's going to be a bumpy ride, they'll try to make life difficult for us, but we've got to be professional and rise above that. We have to concentrate on our own job and not be sidetracked by anything else."
Ospreys: (v Dragons) L Byrne; T Bowe, A Bishop, J Hook, N Walker; D Biggar, R Webb; P James, H Bennett, A Jones, R Jones, A W Jones (capt), T Smith, J Collins, M Holah.
Replacements: R Hibbard, R Bevington, C Griffiths, I Gough, J Tipuric, T Isaacs, S Parker, R Fussell.