Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh praised the reaction of his team to falling behind as he reflected on Tuesday night’s opening group game in the Checkatrade Trophy, against Cambridge United at Sixfields.
The Cobblers won 5-4 on penalties to claim an additional point in the group after the scores were level at 1-1 at full-time.
“The big positive for me was our reaction to going behind and I’m really pleased for the players tonight,” he said.
“We needed a result after a tough few days and it will lift the morale amongst the group.
“I asked for some honesty in our performance tonight and I felt we worked very hard. It was a bit scrappy second half but we dug deep when we needed to.
“We had to go back to basics tonight but we have got to take belief from this game going forward to Doncaster and with some hard work on the training ground between now and then, we will be ready to take that belief forward.”