Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink had mixed feelings as he reflected on Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Southend.
The Cobblers led 2-0 at half-time through goals from Leon Barnett and Matt Crooks but were pegged back early in the second half, a deflected Jason Demetriou effort and Anthony Wordsworth scoring for the home side.
“Having led 2-0 it’s disappointing and I expected more from my team today,” he said.
“Southend came at us in the second half and put us under pressure as we knew they would and they were the better team from that point onwards.
“The goals we conceded were poor but we battled hard and if you had offered me a point before the game I would have been happy.
“Any point away from home is good but leading 2-0 you should win the game if you do your work.
“Southend coming back scars us a little bit and we feel like its two points lost but we have to keep on working and keep on improving.”