"I was pleased with the result and that we've moved our game forward a little bit and given opportunities to as many players as possible and tried some new combinations
"We're a new group, with just two and a half months of being together and working together, so there are a lot of things that we're finding out about each other.
"We used the week after Cardiff to do our preparation and learn our lessons from that game and there are a lot more lessons to come out of this game."
In particular, Davies stressed that the first 20 or so minutes of the Knights game, when Gloucester didn't score any points, are an area which must be improved upon.
"We didn't manage the first 25 minutes particularly well today and put a lot of pressure on ourselves because of that. And we allowed them to get some easy points.
"The first 20 minutes of any game are a bit of an arm wrestle and we need to understand that and manage it a bit better.
"But that's why it's good to play these games now and learn these lessons. We learned as today's game went on. We got the messages on and we adapted and we started to get on the front foot.
"There were a couple of times when we probably should have scored early tries but we didn't. We had a lot of good field position in their 22 but didn't get enough out of them. But we know that.
"The good thing is that we're making those opportunities. We've got to keep on working hard, keep on moving forward in that area and show a bit more composure when we get into the 22."
Davies did admit to having one cause for concern this week, however, and that is that he has so many players pushing hard for selection. However. It's a problem he's pleased to have.
"That was what was good about the performance of the players in the second half today. It puts a lot of pressure on people who thought they were maybe automatic choices.
"Which is what we need. I won't shy away from that as a coach. I've got to make all the players as good as they can be and, if they can push each other, then that's great.
"It's not the end of the world if an individual doesn't get selected for Northampton, They've just got to keep their head down and keep on doing what they're doing.
"If these players keep on improving then they'll get their chance."