Keith Curle is pleased with the work the Cobblers have undertaken in the transfer market so far this summer, and he says talks are ongoing with other targets.
He began by talking about Joseph Mills, who signed for the club last week, and is a player who Curle believes will make a big impact at the club.
"Joseph Mills is an excellent fit for us," he said.
"He has all the attributes we are looking for. He is the modern day wing back, he is excellent going forward but understands his defensive responsibilities too. He was a big attacking threat for his former club last season and he gives us balance in the team and in the squad and that is important.
"There are waves of activity in the transfer market this summer. In the first wave, the power is with the players and the agents but as time goes on and as days go by, the power shifts to the clubs. We are not looking for cheap, we are looking for value for money and that is a big difference. If a player can go and earn elsewhere a figure that is more than the value we have in our minds, we say good luck to them and wish them well. If a player is available who we think offers value for money then we take things forward and there are players we are still talking to. We will continue to show good housekeeping, we want to get value for money and we want to get quality.
"We have never hidden the fact that there will be interest in Charlie Goode. Why? Because he is a good player and is someone who can play in either the Championship or the Premier League. He was a player who had gone under the radar and who, in our opinion, was not maximising his potential. Within a very short period of time, and with our guidance, he has grown in stature and developed a huge amount. He is on an upward curve, we as a club are on an upward curve and we are in tune and in step. We want players here who we can progress with and develop and who can help take us forward.
"Charlie knows there is a value we put on him and we have been very transparent with his agent. Unless or until someone meets our valuation, Charlie will continue his career with us and we are in the great position of being under no pressure to sell. Any deal will only be in the best interests of the club and of Charlie."