Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is challenging his side to bounce back when Northampton Town travel to Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night.
The Cobblers had won three successive league games before losing to Scunthorpe United at Sixfields on Saturday and Hasselbaink believes that a failure to take some of the first half chances was a contributing factor to Saturday's loss.
“We need to be better with the chances we are creating,” he said.
“We are working hard to create those chances and when they come we need to stay calm, take our time and make sure we put them away.
“We need to learn from Saturday and make sure that we take everything in.
“Plymouth is a very important game and we need to keep trying to improve and get better.
"We have made some good strides in recent weeks but there is still more to do."