Cobblers boss Keith Curle says his team are heading the right way as he looks ahead to the visit of Leyton Orient on Saturday.
“We have become tough to beat over the last month and while we obviously have areas to improve on, we are gaining momentum,” he said.
“We are pleased with certain aspects but we know we are nowhere near the finished article.
“We want to be operating in the top seven and when we get there we look to the top three.
“Leyton Orient can score goals but likewise they can concede goals. They like to attack and get forward and they have got different styles of play.
“They are an attacking team but sometimes that can leave them exposed."
Speaking about former Cobblers and Leyton Orient boss Justin Edinburgh, who sadly passed away in the summer, Curle said:
“I came across Justin a few times as a manager and as a coach.
“He had a real enthusiasm and passion for football and I think everybody who knew Justin was touched by his professionalism, affection and enthusiasm for the game.”