Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has challenged his players to take their performances at Sixfields away from home as they prepare for Saturday’s trip to Southend.
“It’s a different challenge for us on Saturday but our approach will be the same,” he said,
“Playing away from home we might have to tweak our tactics a little bit but we want to play with the same energy and togetherness regardless of whether we are playing at home or away.
“We might have to be a bit more patient and we might come under some more pressure from the crowd being away from home but you have to embrace that.
“Every game in this league is very difficult, you have to be at it all the time and you can’t just turn it on when you want to turn it on.
“You have to be right and you have to be ready for whatever comes at you.”