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Gloucester will go into battle at Kingsholm with fall-out continuing from last weekend’s crushing 40-10 loss to London Irish.
Number eight Gareth Delve, who starts against Saints, faces a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing on Monday night after being cited for striking Irish’s Samoan back-row forward George Stowers.
Stowers is also in the dock - for striking Delve and committing an alleged dangerous tackle on Gloucester scrum-half Dave Lewis - following an ugly Madejski Stadium finale.
Gloucester have already had five players sin-binned from a total of 19 yellow cards issued across the Premiership this season, while flanker Andy Hazell is suspended from tomorrow’s encounter.
Such a poor disciplinary record must be of concern to Redpath, although his immediate priority is a planned return to winning ways.
“Many of our mistakes last week were as a result of not having a great platform to work from,” said the former Scotland scrum-half.
“We are not going to dwell on it too much, but there does need to be a reaction on Saturday as we face a tough game against Northampton.
“If we use the ball smartly, then we can create opportunities, but they (Northampton) are a very competitive team who work very hard for each other.
“They have a competitive back row and a dangerous back three. They will be tough opponents.”
A third successive victory for Saracens tomorrow - they tackle Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop - would take them top of the Premiership under new rugby director Brendan Venter.
Fly-half Derick Hougaard, lock Tom Ryder and flanker Michael Owen all gain call-ups as Saracens look to build on wins against London Irish and Northampton.
“It does show that we have a very strong squad when we can bring in the likes of Michael and Derick to the side,” said Venter.
“And as I have said many times before, we don’t have a first team and a second team at this club, we have a squad.”