Northampton centre George Pisi is hopeful his team can bounce back from their recent poor form when they host Exeter at Franklin's Gardens on Friday.
The Saints are currently in fifth place in the standings after they suffered a shock 25-23 defeat to basement dwellers London Irish at the Madejski Stadium on Boxing Day.
Northampton are 12 points adrift of the Chiefs who are in second spot on the Premiership table.
And Pisi admitted that his team can ill-afford another defeat, especially in front of their home fans.
"What happened last weekend is a good learning curve for us and we can’t take any game for granted," he told the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.
"The game against Exeter is going to be tough because they’re up in the top four and going well.
"But it’s a home game so it’s a chance to get back in front of our fans and start the new year on a high.
"Where we are in the league is humbling us and it will make sure we don’t take teams for granted now."