Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says his team need to give the supporters a performance to get behind as he previews Saturday's home game against Oxford United.
"Every game is important but this is even more so because of our previous two matches at home," he said.
"We want to start well with a nice high tempo and we want to play with a lot of positivity and intensity.
"A good start would help us a lot mentally and hopefully the supporters will be right behind us.
"It's down to us to set the tempo and that can be as simple as taking a throw in or a free-kick quickly.
"We need to lift the fans, it helps if they are with us but we need to give them something."