It’s not just the first team who are preparing for the new season, the Cobblers youngsters are also gearing up for the 2017/18 campaign.
Jon Brady is set to take charge of the under 18s this season and on Saturday he took a Northampton Town youth/development squad to UCL side Potton United, managed by Lawrence Revell, brother of Cobblers striker Alex.
The Cobblers won 2-1 at the Hutchinson Hollow Stadium with goals from Lewis Irwin and Jay Williams.
“It was a really physical challenge for the boys against a senior men’s team,” said Brady.
“I felt we acquitted ourselves really well and could have maybe had a couple more goals. We moved the ball quickly and we dealt with the physicality of the game really well.
“We are still building in pre-season and all in all there were a lot of encouraging signs for the season ahead.”