New Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he wants the Northampton Town supporters to be excited about the future, but for the players it is a case of one step at a time.
He will take charge of the Cobblers for the first time on Saturday when Doncaster Rovers visit Sixfields (kick off 3pm) and says the squad should look no further ahead than that game.
“You have to have dreams in life but right now I think we need to stop dreaming and focus on the reality," he said.
"First we need to get ourselves out of the situation we are in and then we can build step by step.
“Saturday is the first opportunity for us to start doing that and hopefully we can.
“There is a long way to go in the season but we are where we are and we need to try and climb the league that has to be our aim first.
“It’s about winning as many football matches as we can and we want to be successful.
“Hopefully we won’t have difficult times but if we do that’s when we need to stick together and find a way forward.
“Every job is different and you have to adapt and be flexible. Burton was a different job with a different group of players and we have to find the best way forward for this group.
“I have a certain philosophy and I like my teams to play attacking football but we have to look at what is the best for this team.
“If that is playing with a certain system the time being then we will do that but to be successful you need to be flexible as well.”