Cobblers boss Keith Curle has warned his players about the dangers of facing a 'wounded' side as he previews Tuesday night’s home game against Newport County.
County lost 3-0 at Colchester on Saturday, and Curle says his players need to be aware of that.
“Newport on their day can compete above this level which they have shown in the FA Cup this season, they are a dangerous animal and they won’t have enjoyed the result they had on Saturday,” he said.
“Michael Flynn will be looking for a reaction and we will be mindful of that.
“We’ve got a very buoyant changing room at the moment but there are still elements of our game we can improve both individually and collectively.
“We are never going to be faultless but undoubtedly there is still more to come from this group.
“It was important we imposed ourselves on Exeter on Saturday and with every opposition we look at how we can nullify their threat and at the same time exploit any weaknesses.
“We always study our opponents and if I do make any changes to the team it will be for the right reasons and the players understand that."