Cobblers boss Keith Curle has watched the Colchester United game a few times to ensure he and his staff help the players take the lessons that can be learned from Saturday's game.
“I didn’t enjoy my weekend, I’ve watched the game twice again and credit where credit’s due, Colchester are a good team with a real threat going forward," he said.
“In saying that I don’t think the scoreline was a fair reflection and if we take the good chance we had at 0-0 then that can change the whole complexion of the game.
“We had another good chance at 1-0 and even after that we still had another three very good opportunities to score.
“The bottom line is Colchester were clinical and we weren’t and that is another learning curve for us.
“Things didn’t go our way on Saturday but what we need to do is work harder and harder and harder and we will."
Curle also provided an update on the fitness of some of his squad.
“John-Joe O’Toole reported back fit for training on Monday and Sam Foley’s back problem is easing. He is still having treatment but he is improving on a daily basis.
“We missed out on a few targets in January but overall for our first transfer window I was pleased.
“We weren’t able to bring in the permanent transfers we wanted because those players weren’t available in this window but I think we showed good housekeeping and we are already working on those targets for the summer.”