Tigers scrum-half Ben Youngs set to make return from knee injury in local derby.
Youngs was forced from the field during England's Six Nations game against Italy in February with a knee ligament injury and was feared to have played the last of his rugby this season.
Fortunately for Tigers and England fans, the 28-year-old has made a surprisingly swift comeback and is on course for a return at Welford Road this weekend.
"We are starting to get numbers back," head coach Matt O'Connor told BBC Radio Leicester. "We are starting to get a really good vibe around the numbers in training and that augurs well."
The England half-back will be making his return to action after over two months out and could prove key to Tigers’ playoff ambitions.
Leicester moved into third place in the Premiership table with their triumph over Bath at Twickenham last weekend and could be further boosted by the return to fitness of England centre Manu Tuilagi. The Samoan-born back picked up a pectoral strain in Tigers’ victory over Wasps on the 25th of March and is currently on track to make his return against Newcastle Falcons on the 27th of April.
O'Connor said Tuilagi was back in training but being carefully managed and would "probably not play against Saints".
"We have a good training week next week and then a two-week prep into Newcastle," O'Connor said.
"He can run around fine and do all his skill work. He is just being a little bit cautious around contact and not getting in uncontrollable positions.
"All the indicators are that he will be available against Newcastle and that will be a huge boost."
Along with Youngs, Tigers wing Jonah Holmes and backrowers Mike Williams and Brendan O'Connor are back in training and available for selection against Saints.