Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink praised his players as he reflected on Saturday's 1-1 draw at high-flying Blackburn Rovers.
"In a way you can look at it as two points dropped as we were ahead but that's me being greedy," he said.
"In the first half we were excellent and we caused them a lot of problems.
"We knew that there would be spells in the game where we would have to defend as a unit and we did that. The players worked really hard and there was a lot of commitment and togetherness.
"Blackburn had a lot of play without really working our goalkeeper, they put us under pressure but we coped.
"I'm happy with the performance but we need to keep on going. We need to keep on improving and getting better. Our next thing has to be clean sheets and if we can get that we will keep climbing the table."