Ben Foden says he and his Saints team-mates have got a spring in their step ahead of Saturday’s derby showdown with Leicester Tigers.
Saints saw off Exeter Chiefs on New Year’s Day, inflicting only a second Aviva Premiership defeat of the season on Rob Baxter’s side.
Now they head to Welford Road, where they have not won since 2007.
And Foden, buoyed by the win against Exeter, is relishing the challenge.
“It’s a big game, a big derby,” the full-back said.
“It’s a lot to get ready for, but we’ve started the right way.
“Hopefully we’ll have a bit of a spring in our steps and we can get another win on the road.”