However, he made his debut as a replacement against Worcester Warriors in the LV= Cup last weekend and made his first start at Harlequins.
He scored a fine individual try and kicked three conversions on the day including the crucial match winning effort and Redpath was quick to acknowledge his contribution at the post match press conference.
"I thought he was outstanding. (Laughs) He was going back to Nottingham if he'd missed that!"
"But I was delighted for him. He's been training here for two weeks and came on for the last 15 minutes last week and looked quite sharp."
"Then today he started the game and did a lot of good things. He made a great break, looked composed, put up some great high balls and looked string defensively."
"We did our research and knew he was one of the best in the Championship and he wants to put his hand up and challenge Nicky and Freddie."
"You don't need to be a rocket scientist to see that he's done that today and I'm delighted for him."