The views of the Cobblers boss
Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd reflected on the opening day goalless draw at Rochdale.
"I think it's a good point," he said.
"Rochdale are a good side and we are a work in progress.
"We defended well and in order to be successful you have got to be able to dig out a point here and there. Every day has got to be a good defending day.
"We are an unknown quantity at the moment and we've got work to do but it's up to us to keep improving.
"We've learnt a lot of lessons today and the things that we learn we need to put into practice.
"We'll keep getting better and I think the fact that the players are disappointed with a point shows their mentality and what they want to achieve this season.
"All in all we've got a lot to do but it's exciting because we know that we can get better."