Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink knows the size of the talk facing his team as they pre Tuesday night's home fixture vs Gillingham, KO 7.45pm.
Gillingham have been one of the division's in-form sides over the last couple of months, having lost just once in their last ten games and being beaten just twice since the Cobblers won in the reverse fixture in October.
"We are at home and we want to take the game to the opposition," he said.
"Gillingham have been going well and they will be a challenge for us but we will be looking to put in another performance like we did at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
"There were some tired bodies after the weekend and we will have to look at who has recovered best.
"We have one or two struggling with tight hamstrings and we don't want to take any risks."