Cobblers boss on his first signings of the summer
Chris Wilder says the additions of Alfie Potter and Nicky Adams are in line with the way the club want to play, and it is important to have depth in the squad to do that.
"We know the way we want to play, we want a high tempo, high intensity, attacking style that excites the fans," he said.
"That is the way we play, energetic, forward running with talented players and we need depth, quality and options to do that for 50+ games a season.
"We are still developing the team and maybe the fact we have got Nicky has raised a few eyebrows.
"We have worked very hard to get this deal (Adams) done. A lot of work goes on from a lot of people here and we have got it over the line. We know a lot about him, he has won promotions and we feel that is important. He knows how to win and he has desire and ambition.
"We are still looking to add and it is important with the number of games we have is that we have depth and competition. I think a lack of depth let us down a little last season and we want to rectify that this time around.
"I'm delighted with the first two additions. They were key men we targeted and we have signed two players who are a good age and suit the way we want to play. Technically, mentally and physically they are very good, they have pace, they are creative and it has been a good few days for us."