WALES boss Warren Gatland wants Aaron Wainwright to find his voice after the Dragons flanker returned to his role of impact sub for Wednesday’s clash with Fiji.

The 22-year-old started at blindside in the World Cup wins against Georgia and Australia but is on the bench for the fixture in Oita.

His Rodney Parade teammate Ross Moriarty returns to the XV at number eight with Josh Navidi shifting across, while James Davies starts at openside.

Wainwright impressed against the Wallabies before being replaced by Moriarty and head coach Gatland hopes to get a reaction from the bright prospect from Bassaleg.

“Obviously he’s disappointed. He has things to work on,” said Gatland. “Looking back at his game against Australia, he was very good in that first half but at the start of the second half he missed a couple of tackles.

“He’s only just turned 22, so I’m just mindful of where he’s come from in the last 12 months, from playing his first Test match to playing in a World Cup against the best players in the world.

“He’s on a steep learning curve and he’s soaking up as much information as he can.

“For him, it’s making sure of all the little details about his lineout, attack and his roles defensively, which he is very good at.”

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Gatland also wants Wainwright, who only made his professional debut in October 2017 and won the first of his 14 caps against Argentina in the summer of 2018, to be louder on the Test stage.

“When he first came in, it was just go out, play and enjoy yourself, but we’ve really had to fast track him,” said the head coach.

“He’s a very quiet individual but at this level you have to have a voice on the field. You have to be vocal.

“It’s something he’s working hard on to make sure he’s vocal in attack and defence, communicating with the players.

“Those things are paramount in good sides. You can see players with experience talk a lot and they’re very vocal on the pitch.

“That’s something he’s made amazing progress on. We’re really happy with him, he’s a great athlete and he will just go from strength to strength.

“He’ll get some good time off the bench and I’ve emphasised in the last year or so just how important our bench has been.

“That has been the critical factor that has tipped us over in terms of the run of wins and success we’ve had.

“We’ve had, on a number of occasions, real impact coming off the bench, guys giving us some real momentum and energy.

“We haven’t always had that in the past. He’ll play an important role coming off the bench on Wednesday.”