Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink previews Saturday’s trip to Bradford.
“It’ll be tough but we are looking forward to the challenge,” he said.
“You have to work really hard to get anything in this league and there are no gifts.
“We will make sure that we are prepared and we need to build on last week.
“I was particularly happy with our performance in the second half against Southend, we created some good chances and deserved the victory.
“We were a bit rushed in the first half but in the second half we were a lot more controlled and we passed the ball more.
“Bradford are a strong side and I’m sure there will be a good atmosphere there on Saturday but we will be prepared.”