Michael Paterson says it is good to have Christian Day back in the Saints mix.
Day made his first appearance of the season in last Friday’s 23-20 win against Gloucester at Franklin’s Gardens.
The 33-year-old had been missing with a ruptured bicep sustained prior to the start of the campaign.
And Paterson said: “It was definitely good to have him back.
“He’s a class player and he’s got a lot of experience so for him to come back and be a director in the forwards was good to see.”
It was a narrow victory for Saints against Gloucester, but they are now able to go into Sunday’s Anglo-Welsh Cup game at Newcastle Falcons with a little momentum.
And Paterson said: “I was biting my nails at the end of the game, especially during that last couple of minutes.
“It was tough going and we don’t aim to finish like that - we’d rather be 10 to 15 points up - but we were relieved to get the four points.
“Now we’ve got a couple of weeks’ break from the Premiership and hopefully it can be a springboard for us.”