Saints boss Mallinder confident Myler will be fit for Sale trip
Myler was ruled out with a hamstring injury, while Will Hooley, who was set to be his replacement, also failed to make the game due to a head injury.
That meant Glenn Dickson started the match at fly-half, with youngster Sam Olver called onto the bench as cover.
But Mallinder is optimistic Myler and Hooley will be back in time for this weekend’s Aviva Premiership game in Salford.
“It was unfortunate that both of those had to pull out that close to kick-off and that doesn’t help your preparations, but I’m hopeful both will be available for next week,” said the director of rugby.
Dickson kicked a penalty and missed a conversion as he put in a creditable performance in the 15-8 loss to Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park.
And Mallinder was impressed with how the Kiwi kicker handled the occasion.
“I think he did well in difficult conditions,” said Mallinder.
“Exeter’s linespeed was particularly good. I thought he carried the ball well, defended well and he kicked his penalty.
“I was pleased with him stepping in at the last minute.”