Cobblers boss Rob Page is expecting a very tough afternoon as he prepares his side to take on Walsall at Sixfields on Saturday.
“I thought Walsall were excellent last season,” he said.
“They have shown that they can score goals but they can also concede so we are expecting another entertaining game and we know that we are going to have to show the same discipline that we did on Sunday.
“We know we still have to improve but we are full of confidence.
“I say it every week and I give the same message to the players but it’s about us and if we maintain the standards we’ve set, I don’t care who we are playing we will give anybody a game.
“It’s not about the opposition it’s about what we do and if we replicate Sunday’s performance that will give us a good chance of winning the game.”