Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh is looking forward Tuesday night’s pre-season friendly against Championship side Derby County at Sixfields (7.45pm kick off).
“It’ll be a different challenge for the players,” he said.
“We’ve mixed it up with the games we’ve had in pre-season and I think that’s important.
“I’m sure we will see less of the ball on Tuesday night than we have done in previous games but we will be looking to go out there and make an impression.
“Shrewsbury is not too far off and the players know that if an opportunity comes along now they need to grab it.”