Cobblers boss Keith Curle is looking forward to Saturday’s home fixture with Doncaster Rovers and says his side are enjoying finding different ways to try and win matches against good quality League 1 opposition.
“We are on a good little run at the minute and we are enjoying it,” he said.
“We took pride in the horrible side of the game on Tuesday night, there will be certain games this season where we feel we will be able to go and compete on the more expansive open side of the game but on Tuesday night we needed to respect the more horrible side of the game as a team.
“It wasn’t just the defenders who did their job as a team, our defensive shape came from the front and that understanding is something that has grown within the squad.
“Fleetwood are a free flowing team and they have scored a lot of goals recently so we needed to stop them. We can take credit from the fact that Steve Arnold didn’t have too many saves to make and that shows our organisation and discipline.
“Sometimes you are going to come up against teams with some very good technicians who are going to cause you problems and you need to deal with that.
“We are developing that craft individually and collectively and that upward curve in development is something we are trying to maintain.
“Doncaster will be another difficult game, like Fleetwood they have got some very good players and I think they are a team that will be easily embedded in the top eight of this division.”