Director of Rugby Ruddock has brought in just four new faces this season in Willie Walker, Adam Black, Olivier Sourgens and Calum MacRae and believes that continuity in the squad will be crucial.
He said: "If you look many Directors of Rugby or Head Coaches have changed in the Guinness Premiership and a lot of clubs have experienced high turnover with players.
"We have been through that phase and made a lot of changes in the club, so we are hoping this year that stability will help us and be key.
"We have brought in four players and one of them played for us the last few months of last season in Willie Walker, he did a fantastic job for us. It doesn't feel like he is a new player to us.
"We have two new props and we weren't going to bring in anyone else until Hal Luscombe retired so we went for Calum MacRae."
Warriors start away from home for a third successive season and for a second successive campaign at Franklin's Gardens in front of the Sky cameras.
Ruddock admits the clash with Saints will be a tough encounter but wants his team to put right the result from last season.
"If I am honest, I would have liked to have played at home the first game of the season, this is my third season going into it and we haven't played at home yet," he added.
"Last year we were building a new stand so the first two games were away from home, that is a tough start and can knock you around a bit.
"If we could get a result at Northampton that would set us up for a really good season. We want some big performances early on and to perform better than we have in recent seasons in the early weeks.
"The Saints are not easy to beat at home, only Newcastle managed to do that last season, and they have a fantastic record. But having said that, these are the games you build yourself up.
"We have had a bit of edge in training leading up to the game, we had a first fight this week and that shows the boys are ready to go, it was handbags really but it was good to see people showing they want to be in the team.
"We want that sort of edge but in a disciplined manner, we want to show we mean business and we are hoping we have enough quality on the park to get results.
"We want to go to Northampton with a physical edge because unless we do that they will beat us."
Warriors showed the talent in the Sixways squad last season by completing the double over then champions London Wasps and local rivals Gloucester.
But Ruddock admits his team must play with more consistency to gain further impressive results.
He said: "We want a more consistent level of performance this year, we feel if we can do that the top six is a target. In the ideal world we want to win the Guinness Premiership, but a lot of things are going to happen down the road.
"Last year we beat Gloucester home and away and also did the double over London Wasps. That showed this squad has got the capability to beat the best teams in the league, not just once but twice. What we have got to do is back that up more consistently.
"We have a good chat with the squad the other day and hammered that point home, we hope we have learnt our lessons.
"We have had one of our best pre-seasons and Chris Latham has gone on record and said it has been his best pre-season in ten years of professional rugby, we have got to look to make sure those things coming together will give us something we haven't had in recent years."