Steph Reynolds started at full back as Gloucester Rugby went down to defeat at Saracens on Thursday evening and the speedster reacted to what he felt was a great experience for the young Gloucester squad.
"It wasn't the best result obviously but a good send off for some of the boys but despite being unlucky in some facets of the game, all the boys put a really strong shift in.
"We put a lot of young boys out, a lot of academy boys coming through the system but they fronted up really well against a really physical Saracens team."
The Vitality Challenge game, held in the heart of Central London at the Honorable Artillery Company was a unique host to the game and Reynolds enjoyed the quality of the pitch, which was suitable for running rugby.
"It was a fantastic place to play on, a fantastic pitch and I'd never actually heard of the place before but it was a great track to get out and run around on.
"At a venue like that, for some of the boys I hope it was a good experience to end their Gloucester career. For the boys coming through as well, hopefully it was a good experience for them as well."
Northampton away was the first Gloucester game under David Humphreys last season, but the Director of Rugby told the local media that the Cherry and Whites are a different proposition compared to 12 months ago and are looking forward to the challenge.
Having skippered Gloucester against the Barbarians last week, Nick Wood once again wore the captain's armband on Monday evening as Gloucester United kicked off their Aviva Premiership A League campaign with a bonus point win at Leicester.
Gloucester recorded a 32-20 win over La Rochelle on Thursday evening, and second row Jeremy Thrush was thrilled to pick up the victory on his first taste of a trip to France and the hostile atmosphere.
Gloucester were forced to battle for their 33-20 victory in La Rochelle on Thursday evening, something that centre Bill Meakes said that he and the squad were well prepared for as well as thanking the travelling support for the part they played.
Gloucester got off to a winning start in the European Rugby Challenge Cup last weekend, but Head Coach Laurie Fisher is expecting a much tougher challenge when the Cherry and Whites travel to La Rochelle for Thursday night's Round Two encounter.
Dan Thomas was a try scorer in the 14-62 defeat at the hands of the Barbarians on Tuesday evening, but told GRTV after the game that he'd really enjoyed taking on the Barbarians and locking horns with Ardie Savea at the breakdown.
After a long, hard battle to return to fitness, Henry Trinder made his long awaited comeback in the second half of the 23-10 win over Zebre on Saturday and admitted he was taken aback by the reception he got from the Kingsholm crowd.
After missing out on Gloucester's two recent European fixtures, Jonny May is back on the left wing for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture at Northampton, while Mariano Galarza is named in the matchday squad for the first time this season.