Cobblers boss Keith Curle is expecting a difficult test as he previews Saturday’s trip to Stevenage.
“I’m expecting a very competitive game,” he said.
“Stevenage will be buoyed from coming from 2-0 down last weekend.
“They are a team that likes to get on the front foot and play in the opposition half and they are able to maintain possession of the ball if you give them time to play.
“Hopefully we will take a large following and I’m sure the fans will be expecting to see a very competitive game.
“I know the fans were a little bit frustrated last Saturday but it’s the understanding of where we are as a team and the football club is right now. We are in mid-table, going through a transitional period where the fortunes of the football club haven’t been good over the last couple of years.
“There wasn’t a winning mentality here when I arrived, I don’t know the exact record since I’ve been here but I know we’ve won or drawn more games than we’ve lost and that is important.
“We’ve had some good results, overall I think our form has been good, we have become harder to beat and we are looking to continue and improve further the upward spiral through the final stage of the season.”