Cobblers boss Keith Curle was delighted with another committed performance from his side in Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Crewe, a goal apiece for Andy Williams and substitute Daniel Powell securing a third consecutive victory.
“It wasn’t the prettiest but it was another very committed performance,” he said.
“We are still laying the foundations and we are still learning how to win games but the unity in the group is growing all the time.
“We needed to nullify Crewe today which I felt we did and we showed that we can be flexible in the way we play. We made some good counter-attacks in the first half, we were a bit more open in the second half but that was because we didn’t retain possession as well in attacking areas.
“We know we are a threat and we have players in the team who can score goals but the work ethic is there and we want to keep clean sheets.
“We won ugly today, it was another committed performance and the supporters played a massive part in that.
“It’s not about entertaining at the minute, it’s about winning. Once we get that winning mentality we can move on to the next page but at the minute we are still on page one.”