Naylor missed a large chunk of the season after having knee surgery in November and only recently won back his place in the side as manager Simon Grayson looked to plug one of the leakiest defence's outside of the bottom three.
Naylor said: "In the last couple of home games we've been very tight at the back. "It's been nice for me to be back in the side and make a little bit of a difference in that respect.
"The partnership with Andy O'Brien has worked well and who knows, maybe if I'd played a little earlier with Andy, it might have been different.
"It's been frustrating, but there are a lot of good centre-backs at the club. I wish the season was a couple of months longer because I feel like I've only just started."