Northampton centre Dom Waldouck believes that last season's drama at Wasps has strengthened him as a player for his new career at Saints.
The 24-year-old endured a difficult time of things with injuries at Wasps and was ruled out for the campaign in April with an Achilles problem.
Since then he has relocated to Northampton who have scored two wins in their opening two games, at Gloucester and at home to Exeter Chiefs.
Waldouck played an instrumental role in both those matches for Saints - who lost four of their first five matches last term - and he revealed he's loving the chance to focus on nothing but rugby.
"It was well-documented that there were problems on the field and off the field at Wasps last season," said Waldouck.
"And it is more enjoyable to be part of a more stable environment. I've been made to feel very welcome by the lads and I've settled in at Northampton very well.
"I have to say that people at Wasps like Dai Young were fantastic last season, kept the club going and did amazingly to keep spirits up and they achieved the goal of staying in the division. I fully expect them to be a lot higher this season.
"But at Northampton we've made a great start in terms of results and there is plenty of room for improving a number of things, starting with Bath on Friday."