Defender Joe Martin is back in training and pushing for a place in the matchday squad as the Cobblers prepare to welcome Crewe Alexandra to the PTS Academy Stadium on Saturday.
“Joe is coming back and hopefully he will be available this weekend,” said boss Keith Curle.
“He’s trained this week with no problems and he’s in a good frame of mind.
“When the team is doing well you tend to find little niggles don’t trouble players so much, we’ve got that winning feeling and feel good factor about the club at the minute and everybody wants to train and be involved.
“We’ve got a small squad this season but we’ve got options and with the personnel I’ve got I can play various different systems and it’s important to have that flexibility.”
A big crowd is expected, but tickets for the game remain on sale via ntfcdirect.co.uk