The summer signing hopes the switch will help him take the next step in career and is already settling in well at the Gardens.
“It’s been good,” he told SaintsTV. “It’s been different but it’s a good bunch of lads and I’m enjoying it.
“For me the move was about personal development. I feel that Saints is a place that suits my style of rugby, has a good culture and a good group of players and one that is going places. I had a fantastic couple of years with Leicester, but just felt that the time was right to move on.
“Saints play a good brand of rugby and like to move the ball around - they also have that physical element when they need it, too and I think that fits my game.”
Gibson is one of only a handful of players to make the Tigers-Saints switch over the past few years and until recently was commuting from ‘next door’ to Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill.
Now fully moved into the Northampton area, he is relishing the opportunity of coming at the East Midlands derby from a different angle.
“The East Midlands derby is game that is unlike any other I’ve been involved in, both at Franklin’s Gardens and Welford Road. You really notice the difference in noise, intensity and attitude surrounding the game and I’m looking forward to experiencing it with the Saints.”