Cobblers boss Keith Curle said there were plenty of positives to take from the game as he reflected on Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Exeter City, the first time Northampton Town have lost in the league for almost two months.
“I thought we were very competitive, they are a good team with a good record and we wobbled them,” he said.
“We had our chances and if we’d have been a bit more clinical it could have been a different story.
“We needed to defend a bit better but now is not the time to criticise, we will go away and analyse this game and when we get beat we learn from it.
“You have to give Exeter credit and they are deservedly at the top end of the division but we thought we did enough to get at least a point.
“We finished the game on the front foot and they were mightily relieved when the final whistle went.
“The players are disappointed because they are proud of the run we’ve been on but now we have to start another one."
Curle also provided an update on Alan McCormack who was substituted midway through the second half.
“I need to be protective of Alan, he had a little bit of fatigue and he felt like something might happen. Hopefully we got him off at the right time but we will assess him in the week.”