Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh is targeting victory over Cambridge United in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night to kick start the season.
“We want to get our season going and that will be the mindset on Tuesday night,” he said.
"We will train hard and prepare right, we are diligent in our preparation for every game and our preparation for Cambridge will be no different.
"I understand everyone’s frustrated at the minute, I’m frustrated, angry and upset but the only way we get through this period is by sticking together."
Edinburgh also provided an update on the injuries to Aaron Phillips (thigh), John-Joe O’Toole (groin) and Sam Hoskins (knee).
“Aaron is probably going to have to have an operation on the muscle injury so that could be long-term which is a real blow," he admitted.
"Sam is still a few weeks away and John-Joe will hopefully step up his training this week which is good news.”