After an excellent week in Spain, the Cobblers players are back at home, preparing for two home pre-season friendlies this week.
The Cobblers take on Barnet at the PTS Academy Stadium on Tuesday night, followed by the visit of a Manchester United XI on Friday, and Austin says these will be two ideal games for his players.
"We have recovered well from the hard work we got through out in Spain," he said.
"Now we are back to work at home and we are preparing for two very different types of tests, against Barnet first of all and then a Manchester United XI.
"They will both be good games for us as we build things up towards the start of the season.
"I have been very pleased with the work we have done so far, now we need to step things up again and continue to build towards the Lincoln City match."