The views of the Cobblers boss
Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd was proud of his players after the penalty heartbreak at Bradford.
"We are disappointed because we wanted to go through but I was really pleased with the effort we showed and on another day we would have gone through," he said.
"I thought we showed bucket loads of enthusiasm and spirit to come back from behind twice and I can't take anything away from the performance of the players.
"I think that is the youngest team I've ever put out and we will learn a lot from this.
"I thought we were strong but to go out on penalties is gutting and I feel for the 111 fans who made the journey.
"The goal we conceded right at the end was poor and if I've got one criticism it is that we should have seen the game out at 3-2.
"We showed great energy and our work ethic was terrific, we were a little bit naive at times but Bradford are a strong team.
"We are not too far away and this is another step forward for us.
"I think the players are surprising themselves on what they can achieve, we're just digging in and this period up until January now is going to be key.
"We use this as a learning experience and what's important now is that we go and try and beat Wycombe on Saturday."