The views of the Cobblers boss
Chris Wilder stressed the need to stay calm after the Cobblers drew 1-1 with Mansfield Town at Sixfields on Saturday.
"We are very much taking the positives," he said.
"Yes we could talk about missed chances or a couple of times when we switched off defensively but we have kept our run going.
"We have to keep calm and make sure the players are calm. We cannot get ahead of ourselves. We are in a relegation scrap and always have been since we arrived but we are in a much better position now than a few weeks ago.
"There can be disappointment that we haven't won today but there cannot be any doom and gloom.
"We need to be competitive in games but we have still got to play and show some quality and composure when required which we know we can do.
"It was a clear red card and penalty and I have seen it again on DVD. We are a point closer than we were this morning and that is the key thing."