Cobblers boss Keith Curle has been reflecting on the start to the season and where his side can improve further.
Northampton Town have taken 14 points from the first ten games, compared to 7 from the same period last season, the point at which Curle arrived at the club.
“It’s still a group that is learning but as a week seven points out of nine was a good return,” he said.
“There was an air of frustration in the changing room after the game last Saturday because we’d worked hard and stuck to the game plan but we need to learn how to see games like that out.
“The environment we have is not a blame culture, we identify where we can do better but we don’t just dig people out. It’s a collective and we were all disappointed and frustrated at 5pm on Saturday.
“You need to be challenging for points in every game and I think we have done that in every one of our games.
“The players are getting an understanding of how to gain points but there is still room for us to develop. There is personnel missing in the squad who can still add something but there has also been an emergence of certain players - for example Shaun McWilliams.
“By no means are we the finished article and there is still more to come from us. We’ve got an understanding of where we are and we are gaining an understanding of what we need to do.”